Who is not protected by the Equality Act 2010?
The Equality Act covers the same groups that were protected by existing equality legislation – age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity. These are now called `protected characteristics´.
Which groups are protected by the Equality Act 2010?
The characteristics that are protected by the Equality Act 2010 are:
- gender reassignment.
- marriage or civil partnership (in employment only)
- pregnancy and maternity.
- religion or belief.
Which groups does the Equality Act not protect?
It does not protect people who are single, divorced, widowed or have dissolved their civil partnerships. The Equality Act says you must not be discriminated against in employment because you are married or in a civil partnership.
Who is exempt from Equality Act?
Certain employment is exempted from the Act, including: Priests, monks, nuns, rabbis and ministers of religion. Actors and models in the film, television and fashion industries (a British Chinese actress for a specific role, for instance).
How does Equality Act protect individuals?
The Equality Act is a law which protects you from discrimination. It means that discrimination or unfair treatment on the basis of certain personal characteristics, such as age, is now against the law in almost all cases. The Equality Act applies to discrimination based on: Age.
Who does the Equality Act 2010 apply to?
The Equality Act became law in 2010. It covers everyone in Britain and protects people from discrimination, harassment and victimisation. The information on the your rights pages is here to help you understand if you have been treated unlawfully.
How does the Equality Act protect mental health?
The Equality Act protects carers and relatives of people with a mental illness from direct discrimination. An employer or service may treat you worse than others because you are caring for a disabled person. This is known as “discrimination by association”.
What does the Equality Act 2010 include?
The Equality Act 2010 includes provisions that ban age discrimination against adults in the provision of services and public functions. The ban came into force on 1 October 2012 and it is now unlawful to discriminate on the basis of age unless: the practice is covered by an exception from the ban.
What are the 9 protected characteristics under the Equality Act?
These are age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.
What groups are protected from discrimination?
Applicants, employees and former employees are protected from employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation, or gender identity), national origin, age (40 or older), disability and genetic information (including family medical history).
What are the 9 grounds of discrimination?
The Equal Status Acts 2000-2018 (‘the Acts’) prohibit discrimination in the provision of goods and services, accommodation and education. They cover the nine grounds of gender, marital status, family status, age disability, sexual orientation, race, religion, and membership of the Traveller community.
What are the exceptions to the Equality Act?
There are several exceptions which relate to dismissal, redundancy or retirement and which apply to any employer: Age limits, Obeying another law, and. National security.
How does the Equality Act protect religion?
The Equality Act also covers non-belief or a lack of religion or belief. … the Equality Act protects Christians if they are discriminated against because of their Christian beliefs, it also protects people of other religions and those with no religion if they are discriminated against because of their beliefs.
Does Equality Act cover children?
The Equality 2010 Act only gives adults (over 18s) full legal protection from unlawful age discrimination. Children and young people are excluded from this new protection. However, you can still bring claims based on other characteristics such as disability, race, sex etc.