Equality Act 2010 codes of practice on employment, services and equal pay

The Equality and Human Rights Commission’s new codes of practice on employment, services and equal pay, reflecting the Equality Act 2010 as commenced on 1 October 2010, came into force on 6 April 2011.

They replace five existing codes issued by the predecessor bodies to the EHRC. The new codes are aimed primarily at the specialist reader: courts or employment tribunals; lawyers; HR specialists.

The codes are admissible in evidence in civil proceedings. Failure to comply with a code must be taken into account by a court or tribunal, where relevant.