Guidance

Equality Act guidance

These guides explain what the Equality Act 2010 changes mean for business, the public sector, the voluntary sector and the public. 

Documents

Age discrimination ban in services and public functions: An overview for service providers and customers. (PDF file - 162kb)

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Age discrimination ban in services and public functions: A guide for private clubs (PDF file - 129kb)

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Age discrimination ban in services and public functions: A guide for small businesses (PDF file - 129kb)

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Age discrimination ban in services and public functions: A guide for holiday providers, hotels and those letting holiday properties. (PDF file - 780kb)

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Business: quick start guide for providing goods and services (PDF file - 340kb)

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Business: summary guide for providing goods and services (PDF file - 280kb)

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Disability: Equality Act 2010 - Guidance on matters to be taken into account in determining questions relating to the definition of disability (PDF file - 848kb)

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Disability: quick start guide for service providers (PDF file - 317kb)

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Easy Read: The Equality Act - making equality real (PDF file - 2mb - Warning: large file)

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Employers: quick start guide to the ban on questions about health and disability during recruitment (PDF file - 333kb)

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Employers: quick start guide to positive action in recruitment and promotion (PDF file - 346kb)

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Employers: step-by-step guide to positive action in recruitment and promotion (PDF file - 303kb)

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Individuals: what do I need to know as a carer? (PDF file - 237kb)

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Individuals: a summary guide to your rights (PDF file - 216kb)

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Private clubs and associations: quick start guide (PDF file - 289kb)

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Public sector: quick start guide to the public sector Equality Duty (PDF file - 771kb)

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Public sector: quick start guide to the specific duties (PDF file - 242kb)

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Public sector: summary guide for public sector organisations (PDF file - 308kb)

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Voluntary and community sector: quick start guide to discrimination by association and perception for service providers (PDF file - 281kb)

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Voluntary and community sector: quick start guide for associations (PDF file - 301kb)

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Voluntary and community sector: quick start guide to gender reassignment for service providers (PDF file - 329kb)

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Voluntary and community sector: quick start guide to harassment for service providers (PDF file - 314kb)

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Voluntary and community sector: quick start guide to positive action for service providers (PDF file - 301kb)

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Voluntary and community sector: quick start guide to religion or belief discrimination in service provision (PDF file - 426kb)

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Voluntary and community sector: summary guide for service providers (PDF file - 643kb)

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Welsh language guide: Deddf Cydraddoldeb 2010: Beth sydd angen i mi ei wybod fel gofalwr? (PDF file - 266kb)

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Welsh language guide: Deddf Cydraddoldeb 2010: Beth sydd angen i mi ei wybod? Canllaw cryno i'ch hawliau (PDF file - 310kb)

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Equality Act 2010 Recruitment – asking questions about disability and health

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Equality Act 2010 Duty on employers to make reasonable adjustments for their staff

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Detail

The Government Equalities Office has produced a series of guides entitled ‘Equality Act 2010: What do I need to know?’ outlining the main changes in the law made by the act.

These have been produced in partnership with the British Chambers of Commerce, Citizens Advice, acas, and the Equality and Diversity Forum, to support implementation of the act. These simple guides set out clearly what the changes mean for business, the public sector, the voluntary sector and the public. They help everyone understand their new responsibilities and rights in the work place and in wider society, and include:

Subject to availability, to order any of the publications listed below in hardcopy, please email GEO Publications