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Equality Act 2010: Guidance and advice for employers and HR

Most of the Equality Act 2010 will come into force on 1 October 2010 and employers need to be prepared for the upcoming changes to legislation.

The Equality Act aims to provide a simpler, more consistent and more effective legal framework for preventing discrimination.

All existing discrimination legislation will be replaced by the Equality Act 2010, including the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, and, while many principles will remain the same, there are important changes to a number of key areas.

This means that employers will need to look at their current policies and procedures to make sure they comply with the Equality Act. However, according to the Personnel Today Barometer, two-thirds of employers do not feel prepared for the Equality Act 2010.

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September 23, 2010

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