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The Equality Act 2010 came into force on 1 October 2010 and strengthened and streamlined equalities legislation. The aim of the Act is to reform and harmonise discrimination law, to help Britain become a fairer society, improve public services and enhance business performance. The Act introduced nine “protected characteristics”: Age, Disability, Gender Reassignment, Marriage and Civil Partnership, Pregnancy and Maternity, Race, Religion and Belief, Sex, Sexual Orientation.
For more information about our activities at Brookes to promote equality see the Equality groups listed in the menu.