It is illegal to discriminate against employees, job seekers and trainees because of their age, race, disability, sex and sexual orientation.
There were many anti-discrimination laws that were introduced to protect people with particular characteristics.
The Equality Act 2010 has replaced the following acts:
- Equal Pay Act 1970
- Sex Discrimination Act 1975
- Race Relations Act 1976
- Disability Discrimination Act 1995
- Employment Equality (Religion and Belief) Regulations 2003
- Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003
- Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006
- Equality Act (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2007
Here are further information and templates regarding equality in the workplace: