The much talked about and well publicised Equality Act (the “Act”) is, for the main part, coming into force on 1 October this year. The Act draws together the different strands of UK anti-discrimination law, with the aim of simplifying the legal position, removing inconsistencies currently prevalent in various strands of discrimination law and making it easier for people to understand and comply with them. There are also certain areas where the law is strengthened.

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