Exceptions under the Order are: age-based concessions. You can also read the impact assessment. You can find all of our this in our Equality Act guidance section.
Its possible ramifications are mind-bogglingly immense.
For example, if you experienced race discrimination on 30 September and want to make a complaint or bring legal proceedings, the Race Relations Act will apply, not the Equality Act. This is also true of any legal proceedings.
Equality Act provisions: commencement dates To allow people and organisations enough time to prepare for the new laws, the provisions of the Act were brought in at different times known as commencement dates.
Examples are: duty to make reasonable adjustments to common parts of leasehold and commonhold premises and common parts in Scotland provisions relating to auxiliary aids in schools diversity reporting by political parties provisions about taxi accessibility prohibition on age discrimination in services and public functions civil partnerships on religious premises Elements of the Act that will not be coming into force are: dual discrimination: the government has decided not to bring this into force as a way of reducing the cost of regulation to business socio-economic inequalities under the Public Sector Equality Duty Equality Act guidance We have published guidance to help employers, workers, service providers, service users and education providers understand the Equality Act.
Cognatic primogeniture for the British monarchy was instead abolished separately three years after the Equality Act came into force, with the enactment of the Succession to the Crown Act Find out more about how to complain about unlawful treatment in the Discrimination: your rights guide.
Polly Toynbee wrote that the bill, which was drafted under the guidance of Harriet Harmanwas "Labour's biggest idea for 11 years. Overview The Equality Act legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society.
Equality Act Provisions that the government has decided not to take forward: public sector duty regarding socio-economic inequalities combined discrimination - dual characteristics Age discrimination The Equality Act includes provisions that ban age discrimination against adults in the provision of services and public functions.