For me. For you. For everyone. The Equality Act 2010
To raise awareness of the Equality Act 2010 to the public, the different forms of discrimination, inform people of their rights and promote equality.
About the Equality Act
The Equality Act simplifies and strengthens discrimination law by bringing together previous legislation into a single Act and extending protection from discrimination to more people than before.
Some of the new measures include protection for many carers from discrimination (as part of new protection from discrimination by association), dual discrimination (direct discrimination because of a combination of two protected characteristics - age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation), increased protection for disabled people from discrimination and stronger public equality duties.
The provisions in the Equality Act will come into force at different times, but the main ones will begin on 1 October 2010.
To learn more about the Equality Act and how it applies to you: www.adviceguide.org.uk
Advice on discrimination issues
In 2009/10, Citizens Advice Bureaux dealt with over 28,000 discrimination issues and received 20,146 enquiries about domestic violence. Thirty-one per cent of Citizens Advice Bureaux are hate crime reporting centres and/or involved in hate incidents monitoring scheme.
To find out how discrimination advice can help:
For more about our work on equality: Citizens Advice service and equality
For more about hate incidents/crimes and where to go for help:
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