The Equality Act 2010 brought together and updated a wide
range of laws passed since the 1970s into one place, to make
things fairer for everyone. It sets out the personal characteristics
that are protected by law and the behaviour that is unlawful.
The Act is a simplification of previous anti-discrimination
laws and is not designed to create additional paper work for
employers. It applies to businesses of any size, so it is important
to understand what it means.