Equality Act 2010
Does your business comply?
A new Equality Act came into force on 1 October 2010, bringing together over 116 separate pieces of legislation into one single Act, providing a legal framework to protect the rights of individuals from unfair treatment and to promote a fair and more equal society.
Along with individual benefits, the new act brings with it some potentially significant changes that have a very real impact on you as an employer.
None compliance with the Equality Act can lead to discord in the workplace, loss of current or potential staff, down time and loss of productivity and potentially employment tribunal, fines and imprisonment. More info on the Equality Act...
It is important that business owners have a clear understanding of the Act and are taking active measures to improve equality practices by introducing equality policies, training and monitoring.
Implementing good practices into your organisation can greatly reduce the likelihood that you will unlawfully discriminate and make you less likely to face legal claims for unlawful discrimination.
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Employers must assess their procedures and make reasonable adjustments to remove the barriers faced by disabled employees. The Equality Act 2010 calls this the duty to make reasonable adjustments.
It is vital that employers understand how the law has changed and to communicate this clearly to staff as most successful tribunal claims against employers are won on the basis that correct procedures were not followed.
Equality training can be an important part of showing that you are preventing discrimination, harassment and victimisation in your organisation.
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