Equality Act 2010 Information, Continuing To Back The DDA

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  • (1888PressRelease) October 14, 2010 - The Equality Act 2010 is intended to provide a new cross-cutting legislative framework that will protect the rights of individuals and advance the equality of opportunity for all; to update, simplify and strengthen the previous legislation; and to deliver a simple, modern and accessible framework of discrimination law which protects individuals from unfair treatment and promotes a fair and more equal society.

    The Act will be replacing the Disability Discrimination Act, combining it under one governing umbrella with all equalities issues.

    The provisions in the Equality Act will come into force at different times to allow time for the people and organisations affected by the new laws to prepare for them. The Government is currently considering how the different provisions will be commenced so that the Act is implemented in an effective and proportionate way. In the meantime, the Government Equalities Office continues to work on the basis of the previously announced timetable, which envisaged commencement of the Act's core provisions in October 2010 when it will replace the current DDA legislation and ensure the full use of the DDA Access Audits.

    The most important aspect and aim of the Equality Act 2010 is to make the equality law simpler and stronger and there are two different ways in which the act seeks to do this. It will replace 9 major pieces of legislation and 100 other instruments with one single Act and harmonise definitions and exceptions.

    The Act will provide clear and consistent protection by leveling up protection for people discriminated because they are perceived to have, or are associated with someone who has, a protected characteristic. It will also provide simpler, clearer law and guidance so that employers are clear about what they need to do to comply.

    The finalisation of the Equality Bill will ensure that everyone who is counted as having a protected characteristic is protected and receive equal benefits.
    Inclusion.me Ltd backs the Equality Bill and continues to provide you with up to date information at www.inclusion.me.uk

    Inclusion is a disability consultation and service provider offering high-quality, cost-effective solutions to employers, businesses and individuals. With over 16 years' experience specialising in Occupational Therapy, the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA) and Vocational Rehabilitation, our solid client base spreads across London and the South-East.

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