The Equality Act 2010 came into force on 1st October 2010. It aims to harmonise existing laws but also brings a range of new provisions to protect employees from discrimination. Russell-Cooke has produced a special update for employers on the key changes introduced by the Act.
As it is the most important piece of discrimination legislation in decades, The Equality Act has generated a great deal of media attention. Solicitors from Russell-Cooke's Employment team have been invited to comment on the implications of the Act by a range of television and print media including the Guardian, the Telegraph and the BBC's News 24 channel.