Summary

The main aims of the Equality Act 2021 are to require due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination; to advance equality of opportunity; and to foster good relations.

The Equality Act 2010 imposes a duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled persons to facilitate access to education, employment, housing, goods and services like shops, banks, cinemas, hospitals, council offices, leisure centres, associations and private clubs like the Scouts and Guides, private golf clubs and working men clubs. The adjustments can be either changing the way things are done or changing a physical feature.

For employers the Act will:

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