Legislation

Legislation

Legislation

Disclaimer: This information is not comprehensive but is simply a summary for readers. It is not, and should not be taken as, a legal interpretation of the Act.

The Employment Equality Acts 1998 and 2004

The Employment Equality Acts 1998 and 2004 prohibit discrimination in employment across nine grounds. The Acts apply to full-time, part-time and temporary employees in both the public and private sectors. The nine grounds are:

Legislation

Disclaimer: This information is not comprehensive but is simply a summary for readers. It is not, and should not be taken as, a legal interpretation of the Act.

Disability Discrimination Act 1995

The Disability Discrimination Act was introduced in 1995 and it was the first anti-discrimination legislation to be introduced in the UK.  The DDA made it unlawful to discriminate against people with disabilities.

DDA (95) makes treating people with a disability less favourably than other people, with out justification, unlawful in the following areas:

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