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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.

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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




United Kingdom



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Governments (governmental department, agency)

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Public law and regulation

Mandatory or voluntary


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