Equality Act 2010 – Handbook for Advisors in Scotland

Published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission in March 2015, this handbook provides a brief overview of the Equality Act 2010 for advisors in Scotland.

Clients may not initially present their problem as a discrimination case but nonetheless may have a claim under the Equality Act.  The handbook covers the definition of the nine protected characteristics, an overview of different forms of conduct prohibited under the Act and then looks at how the Act applies in different contexts; services and public functions, premises, employment, education and discussed the Public Sector Equality Duty.