Equality and Diversity

Protected characteristics

The Equality Act 2010 came into force from 1st October 2010.

Age

Information and advice on age, one of the 9 protected characteristics under the Equality Act upon which discrimination is unlawful.

Disability

An overview of the Equality Act 2010 and the Law in relation to disability.

Gender Reassignment

Information and advice on gender re-assignment, one of the 9 protected characteristics under the Equality Act where discrimination is unlawful.

Marriage and Civil Partnership

Information and advice on marriage/same sex marriage an civil partnership, one of the 9 protected characteristics under the Equality Act where discrimination is unlawful.

Pregnancy and Maternity

Information and advice on pregnancy and maternity, one of the 9 protected characteristics under the Equality Act where discrimination is unlawful.

Race

Information on race, one of the 9 protected characteristics under the Equality Act upon which discrimination is unlawful.

Religion or Belief

Information on religion or belief, one of the 9 protected characteristics under the Equality Act upon which discrimination is unlawful.

Sex

Information on sex (gender), one of the 9 protected characteristics under the Equality Act upon which discrimination is unlawful.

Sexual Orientation

Information sexual orientation, one of the 9 protected characteristics under the Equality Act upon which discrimination is unlawful.

Legislation - including a briefing on the Act (PDF)

Equality and Human Rights Guidance on the Equality Act 2010

Committees and Networks

Government Equality Evidence Finder Toolkit