External resources on the Equality Act

These resources refer to the Equality Act, which will be phased in from 1 October 2010. Existing guidance remains in force until replaced.

For individuals:
Quick start guides from the Government Equalities Office (GEO)

For employees:

For employers:

For public sector organisations:

The new public sector duties are due to come into force in April 2011.

For universities:

The legislation:
The full text of the Equality Act 2010 is available.

ACAS has produced a handy table, showing what’s new and what’s changed on discrimination types across the protected characteristics.

Codes of Practice are being written to help people understand their responsibilities under the act.  These will cover employment; services; public functions and associations and equal pay.