The Equality Act 2010 imposes a duty to make reasonable adjustments for disabled persons to facilitate access to s 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.

For employers the Act will:

  • standardise all the main provisions relating to different types of discrimination (from October 2010), for example, the definition of indirect discrimination will be harmonised across all types of discrimination;

  • extend the scope for employers to use positive action to combat discrimination (from October 2010);

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