accessibility & help


Social and economic change aren't the only things driving organisations to think about managing diversity. New legislation is as well. 

The Equality Act 2010 became an act of parliament on 8 April 2010 and is the most significant piece of equality legislation to be introduced for many years. It consolidates previous equality legalisation into a single act and has introduced nine protected characteristics upon which it is unlawful to discriminate:

  • age
  • disability
  • gender
  • gender reassignment
  • marriage and civil partnership
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sexual orientation.

The legislation makes it unlawful to discriminate against anyone with a protected characteristic in different areas, including employment and providing services. Other significant equality legislation includes The Human Rights Act 1998 and Article 13 of the Treaty of Amsterdam.

Search our jobs

Become a volunteer

See our staff and volunteer charter