5. The Equality Act 2010 and UN Convention

The Equality Act 2010 protects you from discrimination. It provides legal rights for you in the areas of:

  • employment
  • education
  • access to goods, services and facilities
  • buying and renting land or property

The Equality Act 2010 also protects your rights if you have an association with a disabled person, for example a carer or parent.

Get more information about the Equality Act 2010.

United Nations (UN) Convention on disability rights

The UN Convention on disability rights has been agreed by the UK to protect and promote the rights of disabled people.

Get more information about the UN Convention on disability rights from the Office for Disability Issues.