The Equality Act

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1. Overview

The Equality Act 2010 protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society. This information guide provides a general overview of the Equality Act. It describes ways in which it is against the law to treat someone and what to do if you feel you have been treated unfairly.

The Equality Act came into force in October 2010 and replaced previous laws with one Act, making the law easier to understand.

Information produced January 2016. Please note that information may be subject to change. All information is provided in good faith but Disability Information Scotland does not endorse any product or service referred to within this resource