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Equality Act

United Kingdom Current 2010

The Act is comprehensive, its objective is to reduce socio-economic inequalities but covers a series of prohibited conduct in regards to inequality (discrimination and harassment) and sets out terms/ regulations for work equality. Includes disclosure requirements for discussions about pay.

Issuer name

Parliament

More information

The disclosure requirements pertain to a person's discussion about pay, it facilitates the availability of information to those that seek to discuss/ negotiate their pay relevant to victimization provision. "The following are to be treated as protected acts for the purposes of the relevant victimisation provision—(a)seeking a disclosure that would be a relevant pay disclosure; (b)making or seeking to make a relevant pay disclosure;(c) receiving information disclosed in a relevant pay disclosure."

Organizations covered by the instrument

Public organizations / agencies

Target organization notes

Regulate on the public sector/authorities for them to make regulations that protect Equality right

Industry scope

All/none specified

ESG coverage- S (Social)

Employment Conditions, Policies and Practices, Human Rights

Status

Current

Country

United Kingdom

Region

Europe

Date of publication

2010

Issuer type

Governments (governmental department, agency)

Reporting requirements

Public law and regulation

Mandatory or voluntary

Mandatory

The geographical scope

National/federal

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