What is the Equality Act?

On 1 October 2010 the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA), along with a range of other discrimination laws, was replaced by the Equality Act 2010 in England, Wales and Scotland - in Northern Ireland the DDA is still the law.

The Equality Act 2010 is designed to protect you from unfair treatment and to create a more equal society. The Act brings together a range of anti-discrimination laws that have been passed over the last 40 years to make it easier for you to understand your rights and challenge discrimination.

Additionally we have an Equality Act factsheet:

We also have an Equality Act toolkit that includes information about your rights under the Act and details of the most effective way to challenge discrimination:

More information

We've got all the information that you need to understand the Equality Act 2010.

If you need detailed information or advice about challenging discrimination, please contact our Helpline on:

The Equality and Human Rights Commission can also give you information on the Equality Act 2010, including guidance for customers, employees and service providers.

The Government Equalities Office website also has information on the Equality Act 2010.

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