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.