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Brief Summary

Guidance on how the Equality Act should be implemented in further and higher education settings.

Extract from Document

The Equality Act 2010 (the Act) represents the culmination of years of debate about how to improve British equality law. It offers individuals stronger protection against discrimination. The Act also gives education providers, employers and businesses greater clarity about their responsibilities, and it sets a new expectation that public services must treat everyone with dignity and respect.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has a key role to play in bringing the Act to life. We are committed to our vision of a modern Britain where everyone is treated with dignity and respect, and we all have an equal chance to succeed.

That is why we are publishing a range of guidance that will give individuals, education providers, businesses, employers and public authorities the information they need to understand the Act, exercise their rights, and meet their responsibilities in the most straightforward way.

This Technical Guidance sets out the Act’s requirements on further and higher education providers in relation to provision of education and access to benefits, facilities or services, both educational and non-educational. It provides an authoritative, comprehensive and technical guide to the detail of the law. It will be invaluable to education providers, lawyers, advocates, human resources personnel, courts and tribunals, and everyone who needs to understand the law in depth, or apply it in practice.

This Technical Guidance is the result of extensive consultation and discussions with colleagues from across the education sector, including providers and stakeholders, government departments and trade unions. Their contributions have enriched and improved the text immeasurably, and we are grateful for their help.

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