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Equality Act 2006

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 The Commission for Equality and Human Rights

    1. The Commission

      1. 1.Establishment

      2. 2.Constitution, &c.

      3. 3.General duty

      4. 4.Strategic plan

      5. 5.Strategic plan: consultation

      6. 6.Disclosure

      7. 7.Scotland: human rights

    2. Duties

      1. 8.Equality and diversity

      2. 9.Human rights

      3. 10.Groups

      4. 11.Monitoring the law

      5. 12.Monitoring progress

    3. General powers

      1. 13.Information, advice, &c.

      2. 14.Codes of practice

      3. 15.Codes of practice: supplemental

      4. 16.Inquiries

      5. 17.Grants

      6. 18.Human rights

      7. 19.Groups

    4. Enforcement powers

      1. 20.Investigations

      2. 21.Unlawful act notice

      3. 22.Action plans

      4. 23.Agreements

      5. 24.Applications to court

      6. 25.Application to restrain unlawful advertising, pressure, &c.

      7. 26.Section 25: supplemental

      8. 27.Conciliation

      9. 28.Legal assistance

      10. 29.Legal assistance: costs

      11. 30.Judicial review and other legal proceedings

      12. 31.Public sector duties: assessment

      13. 32.Public sector duties: compliance notice

    5. Interpretation

      1. 33.Equality and human rights enactments

      2. 34.Unlawful

      3. 35.General

    6. Dissolution of Existing Commissions

      1. 36.Dissolution

      2. 37.Transfer of property, &c.

      3. 38.Transfer of property: supplemental

    7. Miscellaneous

      1. 39.Orders and regulations

      2. 40.Consequential amendments

      3. 41.Transitional: the Commission

      4. 42.Transitional: functions of the dissolved Commissions

      5. 43.Transitional: rented housing in Scotland

  3. Part 2 Discrimination on grounds of religion or belief

    1. Key concepts

      1. 44.Religion and belief

      2. 45.Discrimination

    2. Prohibited discrimination

      1. 46.Goods, facilities and services

      2. 47.Premises

      3. 48.Section 47: exceptions

      4. 49.Educational establishments

      5. 50.Section 49: exceptions

      6. 51.Local education authorities and education authorities

      7. 52.Public authorities: general

    3. Other unlawful acts

      1. 53.Discriminatory practices

      2. 54.Discriminatory advertisements

      3. 55.Instructing or causing discrimination

    4. General exceptions

      1. 56.Statutory requirements

      2. 57.Organisations relating to religion or belief

      3. 58.Charities relating to religion or belief

      4. 59.Faith schools, &c.

      5. 60.Membership requirement

      6. 61.Education, training and welfare

      7. 62.Care within family

      8. 63.National security

      9. 64.Amendment of exceptions

    5. Enforcement

      1. 65.Restriction of proceedings

      2. 66.Claim of unlawful action

      3. 67.Immigration

      4. 68.Remedies

      5. 69.Timing

      6. 70.Information

      7. 71.National security

      8. 72.Validity and revision of contracts

    6. General

      1. 73.Aiding unlawful acts

      2. 74.Employers' and principals' liability

      3. 75.Police, &c.

      4. 76.Indirect provision of benefit, &c.

      5. 77.Employment Equality Regulations

      6. 78.Crown application

      7. 79.Interpretation

      8. 80.Territorial application

  4. Part 3 Discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation

    1. 81.Regulations

    2. 82.Regulations for Northern Ireland

  5. Part 4 Public Functions

    1. Sex discrimination

      1. 83.Prohibition of discrimination

      2. 84.General duty to promote equality, &c.

      3. 85.Specific duties

      4. 86.Codes of practice

      5. 87.National security

    2. Disability discrimination

      1. 88.General duty: exceptions

      2. 89.National security

    3. Race discrimination

      1. 90.National security

  6. Part 5 General

    1. 91.Repeals

    2. 92.Crown application

    3. 93.Commencement

    4. 94.Extent

    5. 95.Short title

    1. Schedule 1

      The Commission: Constitution, &c.

      1. Part 1 Constitution

      2. Part 2 Proceedings

      3. Part 3 Money

      4. Part 4 Status, &c.

      5. Part 5 Disability Committee

    2. Schedule 2

      Inquiries, Investigations and Assessments

    3. Schedule 3

      Amendments Consequential on Part 1

    4. Schedule 4

      Repeals

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