The Equality Act  is an Act of Parliament of the United Kingdom with the primary purpose of consolidating, updating and supplementing the numerous prior Acts and Regulations, that formed the basis of anti-discrimination law in Great Britain. These consisted, primarily, the Equal Pay Actthe Sex Discrimination Actthe Race Relations Actthe Disability Discrimination Act and three major statutory instruments protecting discrimination in employment on grounds of religion or beliefsexual orientation and age. The act has broadly the same goals as the four major EU Equal Treatment Directiveswhose provisions it mirrors and implements .
The ENDA prohibits intentional employment discrimination on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity by covered entities, which include employers, employment agencies, and labor organizations. Both the U. The current version of the bill was originally introduced in the summer of by U.
This material is provided to persons who have a role in Commonwealth legislation, policy and programs as general guidance only and is not to be relied upon as legal advice. Commonwealth agencies subject to the Legal Services Directions requiring legal advice in relation to matters raised in this Guidance Sheet must seek that advice in accordance with the Directions. Equality affirms that all human beings are born free and equal.
This occurs where a person is treated unfavourably because of their sex or because of characteristics that people of that sex are thought to have. For example, it is sex discrimination to set inconsistent dress codes for men and women patrons at a nightclub for example, women can wear sandals but men cannot. It is also sex discrimination to refuse to hire men in a helping profession because they are assumed to lack empathy.
The Sex Discrimination Act SDA makes it clear that to live and work in an environment free of sex discrimination and sexual harassment is a human right - not a privilege. The SDA is federal legislation, which makes sex discrimination against the law. The major objectives of the SDA are to:.
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Discrimination means being treated unfairly or not as well as others because of a protected characteristic like age, sex, gender identity, race or disability. The law says that it is unlawful to discriminate against someone on these grounds in certain areas of public life. You can be discriminated against directly or indirectly.
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As an equal opportunity employer, the Department is committed to providing safe, inclusive and respectful workplaces, which are free from discrimination and harassment. Equal opportunity means that every person can participate freely and equally in areas of public life such as in the workplace, in education, or in accessing goods and services. Discrimination is treating, or proposing to treat, someone unfavourably or bullying them because of a personal characteristic protected by law.