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(p. 232) 11. The Equality Act 2010: key concepts 

(p. 232) 11. The Equality Act 2010: key concepts
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(p. 232) 11. The Equality Act 2010: key concepts
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Stephen Taylor

and Astra Emir

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780198705390.003.0011

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date: 19 September 2019

The Equality Act was passed to harmonise the myriad of statutes and regulations that previously combined to make the body of discrimination law. The Act therefore brings all the disparate legislation together, and purports to establish a consistent body of anti-discrimination law. This chapter discusses the scope of the Act, protected characteristics, prohibited conduct, positive action, burden of proof, remedies if discrimination is proved, and debates over the issue of direct and indirect discrimination.

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