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Brief Summary

A quick start guide to gender reassignment for voluntary and community organisations in the provision of goods and services.

Extract from Document

The Equality Act 2010 brings together, harmonises and in some respects extends existing equality law. It aims to make the law more consistent, clearer
and easier to follow in order to make society fairer. As a provider of goods, facilities or services in the voluntary and community sector, your responsibilities remain largely the same, but there are some differences that you need to be aware of.

There are other guides that give useful information about the changes to the law. A summary guide for the voluntary and community sector gives an overview of the changes that affect you as a service provider. Other guides are available for employers, business and individuals. The guide for employers will help the voluntary and community sector with employment issues.

This series of guides covers key changes that came into effect on 1 October 2010. The Act also contains other provisions, including the new concept of dual discrimination, an extended public sector Equality Duty and a prohibition on age discrimination in services and public functions. The Government is looking at how the rest of the Act can be implemented in the best way for business and others affected, and will make an announcement in due course.

This quick start guide tells you how the Act changes what you have to do to prevent and address discrimination against, and harassment of, transsexual people when you provide goods, facilities or services to the public, for example as a residential care home, community shop or after-school club. These parts of the Act came into effect on 1 October 2010.

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