Equality Act 2010

  1. Introductory Text

  2. Part 1 Socio-economic inequalities

    1. 1.Public sector duty regarding socio-economic inequalities

    2. 2.Power to amend section 1

    3. 3.Enforcement

  3. Part 2 Equality: key concepts

    1. Chapter 1 Protected characteristics

      1. 4.The protected characteristics

      2. 5.Age

      3. 6.Disability

      4. 7.Gender reassignment

      5. 8.Marriage and civil partnership

      6. 9.Race

      7. 10.Religion or belief

      8. 11.Sex

      9. 12.Sexual orientation

    2. Chapter 2 Prohibited conduct

      1. Discrimination

        1. 13.Direct discrimination

        2. 14.Combined discrimination: dual characteristics

        3. 15.Discrimination arising from disability

        4. 16.Gender reassignment discrimination: cases of absence from work

        5. 17.Pregnancy and maternity discrimination: non-work cases

        6. 18.Pregnancy and maternity discrimination: work cases

        7. 19.Indirect discrimination

      2. Adjustments for disabled persons

        1. 20.Duty to make adjustments

        2. 21.Failure to comply with duty

        3. 22.Regulations

      3. Discrimination: supplementary

        1. 23.Comparison by reference to circumstances

        2. 24.Irrelevance of alleged discriminator's characteristics

        3. 25.References to particular strands of discrimination

      4. Other prohibited conduct

        1. 26.Harassment

        2. 27.Victimisation

  4. Part 3 Services and public functions

    1. Preliminary

      1. 28.Application of this Part

    2. Provision of services, etc.

      1. 29.Provision of services, etc.

    3. Supplementary

      1. 30.Ships and hovercraft

      2. 31.Interpretation and exceptions

  5. Part 4 Premises

    1. Preliminary

      1. 32.Application of this Part

    2. Disposal and management

      1. 33.Disposals, etc.

      2. 34.Permission for disposal

      3. 35.Management

    3. Reasonable adjustments

      1. 36.Leasehold and commonhold premises and common parts

      2. 37.Adjustments to common parts in Scotland

    4. Supplementary

      1. 38.Interpretation and exceptions

  6. Part 5 Work

    1. Chapter 1 Employment, etc.

      1. Employees

        1. 39.Employees and applicants

        2. 40.Employees and applicants: harassment

        3. 41.Contract workers

      2. Police officers

        1. 42.Identity of employer

        2. 43.Interpretation

      3. Partners

        1. 44.Partnerships

        2. 45.Limited liability partnerships

        3. 46.Interpretation

      4. The Bar

        1. 47.Barristers

        2. 48.Advocates

      5. Office-holders

        1. 49.Personal offices: appointments, etc.

        2. 50.Public offices: appointments, etc.

        3. 51.Public offices: recommendations for appointments, etc.

        4. 52.Interpretation and exceptions

      6. Qualifications

        1. 53.Qualifications bodies

        2. 54.Interpretation

      7. Employment services

        1. 55.Employment service-providers

        2. 56.Interpretation

      8. Trade organisations

        1. 57.Trade organisations

      9. Local authority members

        1. 58.Official business of members

        2. 59.Interpretation

      10. Recruitment

        1. 60.Enquiries about disability and health

    2. Chapter 2 Occupational pension schemes

      1. 61.Non-discrimination rule

      2. 62.Non-discrimination alterations

      3. 63.Communications

    3. Chapter 3 Equality of terms

      1. Sex equality

        1. 64.Relevant types of work

        2. 65.Equal work

        3. 66.Sex equality clause

        4. 67.Sex equality rule

        5. 68.Sex equality rule: consequential alteration of schemes

        6. 69.Defence of material factor

        7. 70.Exclusion of sex discrimination provisions

        8. 71.Sex discrimination in relation to contractual pay

      2. Pregnancy and maternity equality

        1. 72.Relevant types of work

        2. 73.Maternity equality clause

        3. 74.Maternity equality clause: pay

        4. 75.Maternity equality rule

        5. 76.Exclusion of pregnancy and maternity discrimination provisions

      3. Disclosure of information

        1. 77.Discussions about pay

        2. 78.Gender pay gap information

      4. Supplementary

        1. 79.Comparators

        2. 80.Interpretation and exceptions

    4. Chapter 4 Supplementary

      1. 81.Ships and hovercraft

      2. 82.Offshore work

      3. 83.Interpretation and exceptions

  7. Part 6 Education

    1. Chapter 1 Schools

      1. 84.Application of this Chapter

      2. 85.Pupils: admission and treatment, etc.

      3. 86.Victimisation of pupils, etc. for conduct of parents, etc.

      4. 87.Application of certain powers under Education Act 1996

      5. 88.Disabled pupils: accessibility

      6. 89.Interpretation and exceptions

    2. Chapter 2 Further and higher education

      1. 90.Application of this Chapter

      2. 91.Students: admission and treatment, etc.

      3. 92.Further and higher education courses

      4. 93.Recreational or training facilities

      5. 94.Interpretation and exceptions

    3. Chapter 3 General qualifications bodies

      1. 95.Application of this Chapter

      2. 96.Qualifications bodies

      3. 97.Interpretation

    4. Chapter 4 Miscellaneous

      1. 98.Reasonable adjustments

      2. 99.Educational charities and endowments

  8. Part 7 Associations

    1. Preliminary

      1. 100.Application of this Part

    2. Membership, etc.

      1. 101.Members and associates

      2. 102.Guests

      3. 103.Sections 101 and 102: further provision

    3. Special provision for political parties

      1. 104.Selection of candidates

      2. 105.Time-limited provision

      3. 106.Information about diversity in range of candidates, etc.

    4. Supplementary

      1. 107.Interpretation and exceptions

  9. Part 8 Prohibited conduct: ancillary

    1. 108.Relationships that have ended

    2. 109.Liability of employers and principals

    3. 110.Liability of employees and agents

    4. 111.Instructing, causing or inducing contraventions

    5. 112.Aiding contraventions

  10. Part 9 Enforcement

    1. Chapter 1 Introductory

      1. 113.Proceedings

    2. Chapter 2 Civil courts

      1. 114.Jurisdiction

      2. 115.Immigration cases

      3. 116.Education cases

      4. 117.National security

      5. 118.Time limits

      6. 119.Remedies

    3. Chapter 3 Employment tribunals

      1. 120.Jurisdiction

      2. 121.Armed forces cases

      3. 122.References by court to tribunal, etc.

      4. 123.Time limits

      5. 124.Remedies: general

      6. 125.Remedies: national security

      7. 126.Remedies: occupational pension schemes

    4. Chapter 4 Equality of terms

      1. 127.Jurisdiction

      2. 128.References by court to tribunal, etc.

      3. 129.Time limits

      4. 130.Section 129: supplementary

      5. 131.Assessment of whether work is of equal value

      6. 132.Remedies in non-pensions cases

      7. 133.Remedies in pensions cases

      8. 134.Remedies in claims for arrears brought by pensioner members

      9. 135.Supplementary

    5. Chapter 5 Miscellaneous

      1. 136.Burden of proof

      2. 137.Previous findings

      3. 138.Obtaining information, etc.

      4. 139.Interest

      5. 140.Conduct giving rise to separate proceedings

      6. 141.Interpretation, etc.

  11. Part 10 Contracts, etc.

    1. Contracts and other agreements

      1. 142.Unenforceable terms

      2. 143.Removal or modification of unenforceable terms

      3. 144.Contracting out

    2. Collective agreements and rules of undertakings

      1. 145.Void and unenforceable terms

      2. 146.Declaration in respect of void term, etc.

    3. Supplementary

      1. 147.Meaning of “qualifying compromise contract”

      2. 148.Interpretation

  12. Part 11 Advancement of equality

    1. Chapter 1 Public sector equality duty

      1. 149.Public sector equality duty

      2. 150.Public authorities and public functions

      3. 151.Power to specify public authorities

      4. 152.Power to specify public authorities: consultation and consent

      5. 153.Power to impose specific duties

      6. 154.Power to impose specific duties: cross-border authorities

      7. 155.Power to impose specific duties: supplementary

      8. 156.Enforcement

      9. 157.Interpretation

    2. Chapter 2 Positive action

      1. 158.Positive action: general

      2. 159.Positive action: recruitment and promotion

  13. Part 12 Disabled persons: transport

    1. Chapter 1 Taxis, etc.

      1. 160.Taxi accessibility regulations

      2. 161.Control of numbers of licensed taxis: exception

      3. 162.Designated transport facilities

      4. 163.Taxi licence conditional on compliance with taxi accessibility regulations

      5. 164.Exemption from taxi accessibility regulations

      6. 165.Passengers in wheelchairs

      7. 166.Passengers in wheelchairs: exemption certificates

      8. 167.Lists of wheelchair-accessible vehicles

      9. 168.Assistance dogs in taxis

      10. 169.Assistance dogs in taxis: exemption certificates

      11. 170.Assistance dogs in private hire vehicles

      12. 171.Assistance dogs in private hire vehicles: exemption certificates

      13. 172.Appeals

      14. 173.Interpretation

    2. Chapter 2 Public service vehicles

      1. 174.PSV accessibility regulations

      2. 175.Offence of contravening PSV accessibility regulations

      3. 176.Accessibility certificates

      4. 177.Approval certificates

      5. 178.Special authorisations

      6. 179.Reviews and appeals

      7. 180.Fees

      8. 181.Interpretation

    3. Chapter 3 Rail vehicles

      1. 182.Rail vehicle accessibility regulations

      2. 183.Exemptions from rail vehicle accessibility regulations

      3. 184.Procedure for making exemption orders

      4. 185.Annual report on exemption orders

      5. 186.Rail vehicle accessibility: compliance

      6. 187.Interpretation

    4. Chapter 4 Supplementary

      1. 188.Forgery, etc.

  14. Part 13 Disability: miscellaneous

    1. 189.Reasonable adjustments

    2. 190.Improvements to let dwelling houses

  15. Part 14 General exceptions

    1. 191.Statutory provisions

    2. 192.National security

    3. 193.Charities

    4. 194.Charities: supplementary

    5. 195.Sport

    6. 196.General

    7. 197.Age

  16. Part 15 Family property

    1. 198.Abolition of husband's duty to maintain wife

    2. 199.Abolition of presumption of advancement

    3. 200.Amendment of Married Women's Property Act 1964

    4. 201.Civil partners: housekeeping allowance

  17. Part 16 General and miscellaneous

    1. Civil partnerships

      1. 202.Civil partnerships on religious premises

    2. EU obligations

      1. 203.Harmonisation

      2. 204.Harmonisation: procedure

    3. Application

      1. 205.Crown application

      2. 206.Information society services

    4. Subordinate legislation

      1. 207.Exercise of power

      2. 208.Ministers of the Crown, etc.

      3. 209.The Welsh Ministers

      4. 210.The Scottish Ministers

    5. Amendments, etc.

      1. 211.Amendments, repeals and revocations

    6. Interpretation

      1. 212.General interpretation

      2. 213.References to maternity leave, etc.

      3. 214.Index of defined expressions

    7. Final provisions

      1. 215.Money

      2. 216.Commencement

      3. 217.Extent

      4. 218.Short title

  18. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Disability: supplementary provision

      1. Part 1 Determination of disability

        1. Impairment

          1. 1.Regulations may make provision for a condition of a prescribed...

        2. Long-term effects

          1. 2.(1) The effect of an impairment is long-term if—

        3. Severe disfigurement

          1. 3.(1) An impairment which consists of a severe disfigurement is...

        4. Substantial adverse effects

          1. 4.Regulations may make provision for an effect of a prescribed...

        5. Effect of medical treatment

          1. 5.(1) An impairment is to be treated as having a...

        6. Certain medical conditions

          1. 6.(1) Cancer, HIV infection and multiple sclerosis are each a...

        7. Deemed disability

          1. 7.(1) Regulations may provide for persons of prescribed descriptions to...

        8. Progressive conditions

          1. 8.(1) This paragraph applies to a person (P) if—

        9. Past disabilities

          1. 9.(1) A question as to whether a person had a...

      2. Part 2 Guidance

        1. Preliminary

          1. 10.This Part of this Schedule applies in relation to guidance...

        2. Examples

          1. 11.The guidance may give examples of— (a) effects which it...

        3. Adjudicating bodies

          1. 12.(1) In determining whether a person is a disabled person,...

        4. Representations

          1. 13.Before issuing the guidance, the Minister must—

        5. Parliamentary procedure

          1. 14.(1) If the Minister decides to proceed with proposed guidance,...

        6. Commencement

          1. 15.The guidance comes into force on the day appointed by...

        7. Revision and revocation

          1. 16.(1) The Minister may— (a) revise the whole or part...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      Services and public functions: reasonable adjustments

      1. Preliminary

        1. 1.This Schedule applies where a duty to make reasonable adjustments...

      2. The duty

        1. 2.(1) A must comply with the first, second and third...

      3. Special provision about transport

        1. 3.(1) This paragraph applies where A is concerned with the...

      4. Interpretation

        1. 4.(1) This paragraph applies for the purposes of paragraph 3....

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Services and public functions: exceptions

      1. Part 1 Constitutional matters

        1. Parliament

          1. 1.(1) Section 29 does not apply to the exercise of—...

        2. Legislation

          1. 2.(1) Section 29 does not apply to preparing, making or...

        3. Judicial functions

          1. 3.(1) Section 29 does not apply to—

        4. Armed forces

          1. 4.(1) Section 29(6), so far as relating to relevant discrimination,...

        5. Security services, etc.

          1. 5.Section 29 does not apply to— (a) the Security Service;...

      2. Part 2 Education

        1. 6.In its application to a local authority in England and...

        2. 7.In its application to an education authority, section 29, so...

        3. 8.(1) In its application to a local authority in England...

        4. 9.Section 29, so far as relating to age discrimination, does...

        5. 10.(1) Section 29, so far as relating to disability discrimination,...

        6. 11.Section 29, so far as relating to religious or belief-related...

        7. 12.This Part of this Schedule is to be construed in...

      3. Part 3 Health and care

        1. Blood services

          1. 13.(1) A person operating a blood service does not contravene...

        2. Health and safety

          1. 14.(1) A service-provider (A) who refuses to provide the service...

        3. Care within the family

          1. 15.A person (A) does not contravene section 29 only by...

      4. Part 4 Immigration

        1. Disability

          1. 16.(1) This paragraph applies in relation to disability discrimination.

        2. Nationality and ethnic or national origins

          1. 17.(1) This paragraph applies in relation to race discrimination so...

        3. Religion or belief

          1. 18.(1) This paragraph applies in relation to religious or belief-related...

        4. Interpretation

          1. 19.A reference to entry clearance, leave to enter or remain...

      5. Part 5 Insurance, etc.

        1. Services arranged by employer

          1. 20.(1) Section 29 does not apply to the provision of...

        2. Disability

          1. 21.(1) It is not a contravention of section 29, so...

        3. Sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity

          1. 22.(1) It is not a contravention of section 29, so...

        4. Existing insurance policies

          1. 23.(1) It is not a contravention of section 29, so...

      6. Part 6 Marriage

        1. Gender reassignment: England and Wales

          1. 24.(1) A person does not contravene section 29, so far...

        2. Gender reassignment: Scotland

          1. 25.(1) An approved celebrant (A) does not contravene section 29,...

      7. Part 7 Separate and single services

        1. Separate services for the sexes

          1. 26.(1) A person does not contravene section 29, so far...

        2. Single-sex services

          1. 27.(1) A person does not contravene section 29, so far...

        3. Gender reassignment

          1. 28.(1) A person does not contravene section 29, so far...

        4. Services relating to religion

          1. 29.(1) A minister does not contravene section 29, so far...

        5. Services generally provided only for persons who share a protected characteristic

          1. 30.If a service is generally provided only for persons who...

      8. Part 8 Television, radio and on-line broadcasting and distribution

        1. 31.(1) Section 29 does not apply to the provision of...

      9. Part 9 Transport

        1. Application to disability

          1. 32.This Part of this Schedule applies in relation to disability...

        2. Transport by air

          1. 33.(1) Section 29 does not apply to—

        3. Transport by land

          1. 34.(1) Section 29 does not apply to transporting people by...

      10. Part 10 Supplementary

        1. Power to amend

          1. 35.(1) A Minister of the Crown may by order amend...

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      Premises: reasonable adjustments

      1. Preliminary

        1. 1.This Schedule applies where a duty to make reasonable adjustments...

      2. The duty in relation to let premises

        1. 2.(1) This paragraph applies where A is a controller of...

      3. The duty in relation to premises to let

        1. 3.(1) This paragraph applies where A is a controller of...

      4. The duty in relation to commonhold units

        1. 4.(1) This paragraph applies where A is a commonhold association;...

      5. The duty in relation to common parts

        1. 5.(1) This paragraph applies where A is a responsible person...

      6. Consultation on adjustments relating to common parts

        1. 6.(1) In deciding whether it is reasonable to take a...

      7. Agreement on adjustments relating to common parts

        1. 7.(1) If A decides that it is reasonable to take...

      8. Victimisation

        1. 8.(1) This paragraph applies where the relevant disabled person comes...

      9. Regulations

        1. 9.(1) This paragraph applies for the purposes of section 36...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      Premises: exceptions

      1. Owner-occupier

        1. 1.(1) This paragraph applies to the private disposal of premises...

        2. 2.(1) Section 36(1)(a) does not apply if—

      2. Small premises

        1. 3.(1) This paragraph applies to anything done by a person...

        2. 4.(1) Section 36(1) does not apply if—

        3. 5.A Minister of the Crown may by order amend paragraph...

    6. SCHEDULE 6

      Office-holders: excluded offices

      1. Work to which other provisions apply

        1. 1.(1) An office or post is not a personal or...

      2. Political offices

        1. 2.(1) An office or post is not a personal or...

      3. Honours etc.

        1. 3.A life peerage (within the meaning of the Life Peerages...

    7. SCHEDULE 7

      Equality of terms: exceptions

      1. Part 1 Terms of work

        1. Compliance with laws regulating employment of women, etc.

          1. 1.Neither a sex equality clause nor a maternity equality clause...

        2. Pregnancy, etc.

          1. 2.A sex equality clause does not have effect in relation...

      2. Part 2 Occupational pension schemes

        1. Preliminary

          1. 3.(1) A sex equality rule does not have effect in...

        2. State retirement pensions

          1. 4.(1) This paragraph applies where a man and a woman...

        3. Actuarial factors

          1. 5.(1) A difference as between men and women is permitted...

        4. Power to amend

          1. 6.(1) Regulations may amend this Part of this Schedule so...

    8. SCHEDULE 8

      Work: reasonable adjustments

      1. Part 1 Introductory

        1. Preliminary

          1. 1.This Schedule applies where a duty to make reasonable adjustments...

        2. The duty

          1. 2.(1) A must comply with the first, second and third...

          2. 3.(1) This paragraph applies if a duty to make reasonable...

      2. Part 2 Interested disabled person

        1. Preliminary

          1. 4.An interested disabled person is a disabled person who, in...

        2. Employers (see section 39)

          1. 5.(1) This paragraph applies where A is an employer. Relevant...

        3. Principals in contract work (see section 41)

          1. 6.(1) This paragraph applies where A is a principal. Relevant...

        4. Partnerships (see section 44)

          1. 7.(1) This paragraph applies where A is a firm or...

        5. LLPs (see section 45)

          1. 8.(1) This paragraph applies where A is an LLP or...

        6. Barristers and their clerks (see section 47)

          1. 9.This paragraph applies where A is a barrister or barrister's...

        7. Advocates and their clerks (see section 48)

          1. 10.This paragraph applies where A is an advocate or advocate's...

        8. Persons making appointments to offices etc. (see sections 49 to 51)

          1. 11.This paragraph applies where A is a person who has...

          2. 12.This paragraph applies where A is a relevant person in...

          3. 13.This paragraph applies where A is a person who has...

          4. 14.In relation to the second requirement in a case within...

        9. Qualifications bodies (see section 53)

          1. 15.(1) This paragraph applies where A is a qualifications body....

        10. Employment service-providers (see section 55)

          1. 16.This paragraph applies where— (a) A is an employment service-provider,...

        11. Trade organisations (see section 57)

          1. 17.This paragraph applies where A is a trade organisation. Relevant...

        12. Local authorities (see section 58)

          1. 18.(1) This paragraph applies where A is a local authority....

        13. Occupational pensions (see section 61)

          1. 19.This paragraph applies where A is, in relation to an...

      3. Part 3 Limitations on the duty

        1. Lack of knowledge of disability, etc.

          1. 20.(1) A is not subject to a duty to make...

    9. SCHEDULE 9

      Work: exceptions

      1. Part 1 Occupational requirements

        1. General

          1. 1.(1) A person (A) does not contravene a provision mentioned...

        2. Religious requirements relating to sex, marriage etc., sexual orientation

          1. 2.(1) A person (A) does not contravene a provision mentioned...

        3. Other requirements relating to religion or belief

          1. 3.A person (A) with an ethos based on religion or...

        4. Armed forces

          1. 4.(1) A person does not contravene section 39(1)(a) or (c)...

        5. Employment services

          1. 5.(1) A person (A) does not contravene section 55(1) or...

        6. Interpretation

          1. 6.(1) This paragraph applies for the purposes of this Part...

      2. Part 2 Exceptions relating to age

        1. Preliminary

          1. 7.For the purposes of this Part of this Schedule, a...

        2. Retirement

          1. 8.(1) It is not an age contravention to dismiss a...

        3. Applicants at or approaching retirement age

          1. 9.(1) A person does not contravene section 39(1)(a) or (c),...

        4. Benefits based on length of service

          1. 10.(1) It is not an age contravention for a person...

        5. The national minimum wage: young workers

          1. 11.(1) It is not an age contravention for a person...

        6. The national minimum wage: apprentices

          1. 12.(1) It is not an age contravention for a person...

        7. Redundancy

          1. 13.(1) It is not an age contravention for a person...

        8. Life assurance

          1. 14.(1) This paragraph applies if a person (A) takes early...

        9. Child care

          1. 15.(1) A person does not contravene a relevant provision, so...

        10. Contributions to personal pension schemes

          1. 16.(1) A Minister of the Crown may by order provide...

      3. Part 3 Other exceptions

        1. Non-contractual payments to women on maternity leave

          1. 17.(1) A person does not contravene section 39(1)(b) or (2),...

        2. Benefits dependent on marital status, etc.

          1. 18.(1) A person does not contravene this Part of this...

        3. Provision of services etc. to the public

          1. 19.(1) A does not contravene a provision mentioned in sub-paragraph...

        4. Insurance contracts, etc.

          1. 20.(1) It is not a contravention of this Part of...

    10. SCHEDULE 10

      Accessibility for disabled pupils

      1. Accessibility strategies

        1. 1.(1) A local authority in England and Wales must, in...

        2. 2.(1) In preparing its accessibility strategy, a local authority must...

      2. Accessibility plans

        1. 3.(1) The responsible body of a school in England and...

        2. 4.(1) In preparing an accessibility plan, the responsible body must...

      3. Power of direction

        1. 5.(1) This sub-paragraph applies if the appropriate authority is satisfied...

      4. Supplementary

        1. 6.(1) This paragraph applies for the purposes of this Schedule....

    11. SCHEDULE 11

      Schools: exceptions

      1. Part 1 Sex discrimination

        1. Admission to single-sex schools

          1. 1.(1) Section 85(1), so far as relating to sex, does...

        2. Single-sex boarding at schools

          1. 2.(1) Section 85(1), so far as relating to sex, does...

        3. Single-sex schools turning co-educational

          1. 3.(1) If the responsible body of a single-sex school decides...

          2. 4.(1) In the case of a maintained school within the...

      2. Part 2 Religious or belief-related discrimination

        1. School with religious character etc.

          1. 5.Section 85(1) and (2)(a) to (d), so far as relating...

        2. Curriculum, worship, etc.

          1. 6.Section 85(2)(a) to (d), so far as relating to religion...

        3. Power to amend

          1. 7.(1) A Minister of the Crown may by order amend...

      3. Part 3 Disability discrimination

        1. Permitted form of selection

          1. 8.(1) A person does not contravene section 85(1), so far...

    12. SCHEDULE 12

      Further and higher education exceptions

      1. Part 1 Single-sex institutions, etc.

        1. Admission to single-sex institutions

          1. 1.(1) Section 91(1), so far as relating to sex, does...

        2. Single-sex institutions turning co-educational

          1. 2.(1) If the responsible body of a single-sex institution decides...

          2. 3.(1) In the case of a single-sex institution—

      2. Part 2 Other exceptions

        1. Occupational requirements

          1. 4.A person (P) does not contravene section 91(1) or (2)...

        2. Institutions with a religious ethos

          1. 5.(1) The responsible body of an institution which is designated...

        3. Benefits dependent on marital status, etc.

          1. 6.A person does not contravene section 91, so far as...

        4. Child care

          1. 7.(1) A person does not contravene section 91(2)(b) or (d),...

    13. SCHEDULE 13

      Education: reasonable adjustments

      1. Preliminary

        1. 1.This Schedule applies where a duty to make reasonable adjustments...

      2. The duty for schools

        1. 2.(1) This paragraph applies where A is the responsible body...

      3. The duty for further or higher education institutions

        1. 3.(1) This paragraph applies where A is the responsible body...

        2. 4.(1) An interested disabled person is a disabled person who,...

      4. The duty relating to certain other further or higher education courses

        1. 5.(1) This paragraph applies where A is the responsible body...

      5. The duty relating to recreational or training facilities

        1. 6.(1) This paragraph applies where A is the responsible body...

      6. Code of practice

        1. 7.In deciding whether it is reasonable for A to have...

      7. Confidentiality requests

        1. 8.(1) This paragraph applies if a person has made a...

      8. The duty for general qualifications bodies

        1. 9.(1) This paragraph applies where A is a qualifications body...

    14. SCHEDULE 14

      Educational charities and endowments

      1. Educational charities

        1. 1.(1) This paragraph applies to a trust deed or other...

      2. Educational endowments

        1. 2.(1) This paragraph applies to an educational endowment—

    15. SCHEDULE 15

      Associations: reasonable adjustments

      1. Preliminary

        1. 1.This Schedule applies where a duty to make reasonable adjustments...

      2. The duty

        1. 2.(1) A must comply with the first, second and third...

    16. SCHEDULE 16

      Associations: exceptions

      1. Single characteristic associations

        1. 1.(1) An association does not contravene section 101(1) by restricting...

      2. Health and safety

        1. 2.(1) An association (A) does not discriminate against a pregnant...

    17. SCHEDULE 17

      Disabled pupils: enforcement

      1. Part 1 Introductory

        1. 1.In this Schedule— “the Tribunal” means— in relation to a...

      2. Part 2 Tribunals in England and Wales

        1. Introductory

          1. 2.This Part of this Schedule applies in relation to the...

        2. Jurisdiction

          1. 3.A claim that a responsible body has contravened Chapter 1...

        3. Time for bringing proceedings

          1. 4.(1) Proceedings on a claim may not be brought after...

        4. Powers

          1. 5.(1) This paragraph applies if the Tribunal finds that the...

        5. Procedure

          1. 6.(1) This paragraph applies in relation to the Welsh Tribunal....

      3. Part 3 Tribunals in Scotland

        1. Introductory

          1. 7.This Part of this Schedule applies in relation to the...

        2. Jurisdiction

          1. 8.A claim that a responsible body has contravened Chapter 1...

        3. Powers

          1. 9.(1) This paragraph applies if the Tribunal finds the contravention...

        4. Procedure etc.

          1. 10.(1) The Scottish Ministers may make rules as to—

        5. Appeals

          1. 11.(1) Either of the persons specified in sub-paragraph (2) may...

        6. Amendment of Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004

          1. 12.The Education (Additional Support for Learning) (Scotland) Act 2004 (asp...

      4. Part 4 Admissions and exclusions

        1. Admissions

          1. 13.(1) This paragraph applies if appeal arrangements have been made...

        2. Exclusions

          1. 14.(1) This paragraph applies if appeal arrangements have been made...

    18. SCHEDULE 18

      Public sector equality duty: exceptions

      1. Children

        1. 1.(1) Section 149, so far as relating to age, does...

      2. Immigration

        1. 2.(1) In relation to the exercise of immigration and nationality...

      3. Judicial functions, etc.

        1. 3.(1) Section 149 does not apply to the exercise of—...

      4. Exceptions that are specific to section 149(2)

        1. 4.(1) Section 149(2) (application of section 149(1) to persons who...

      5. Power to amend Schedule

        1. 5.(1) A Minister of the Crown may by order amend...

    19. SCHEDULE 19

      Public authorities

      1. Part 1 Public authorities: general

        1. Ministers of the Crown and government departments

          1. A Minister of the Crown. A government department other than...

        2. Armed forces

          1. Any of the armed forces other than any part of...

        3. National Health Service

          1. A Strategic Health Authority established under section 13 of the...

        4. Local government

          1. A county council, district council or parish council in England....

        5. Other educational bodies

          1. The governing body of an educational establishment maintained by an...

        6. Police

          1. A police authority established under section 3 of the Police...

      2. Part 2 Public authorities: relevant Welsh authorities

        1. Welsh Assembly Government, etc.

          1. The Welsh Ministers. The First Minister for Wales. The Counsel...

        2. National Health Service

          1. A Local Health Board established under section 11 of the...

        3. Local government

          1. A county council, county borough council or community council in...

        4. Other educational bodies

          1. The governing body of an educational establishment maintained by a...

      3. Part 3 Public authorities: relevant Scottish authorities

        1. Scottish Administration

          1. An office-holder in the Scottish Administration (within the meaning given...

        2. National Health Service

          1. A Health Board constituted under section 2 of the National...

        3. Local government

          1. A council constituted under section 2 of the Local Government...

        4. Other educational bodies

          1. An education authority in Scotland (within the meaning of section...

        5. Police

          1. A police authority established under section 2 of the Police...

    20. SCHEDULE 20

      Rail vehicle accessibility: compliance

      1. Rail vehicle accessibility compliance certificates

        1. 1.(1) A regulated rail vehicle which is prescribed, or is...

      2. Regulations as to compliance certificates

        1. 2.(1) Regulations may make provision as to compliance certificates.

      3. Regulations as to compliance assessments

        1. 3.(1) Regulations may make provision as to compliance assessments.

      4. Fees in respect of compliance certificates

        1. 4.(1) The Secretary of State may charge such fees, payable...

      5. Penalty for using rail vehicle that does not conform with accessibility regulations

        1. 5.(1) If the Secretary of State thinks that a regulated...

      6. Penalty for using rail vehicle otherwise than in conformity with accessibility regulations

        1. 6.(1) If the Secretary of State thinks that a regulated...

      7. Inspection of rail vehicles

        1. 7.(1) If the condition in sub-paragraph (2) is satisfied, a...

      8. Supplementary powers

        1. 8.(1) For the purposes of paragraph 5 the Secretary of...

      9. Penalties: amount, due date and recovery

        1. 9.(1) In this paragraph and paragraphs 10 to 12 “penalty”...

      10. Penalties: code of practice

        1. 10.(1) The Secretary of State must issue a code of...

      11. Penalties: procedure

        1. 11.(1) If the Secretary of State decides that a person...

      12. Penalties: appeals

        1. 12.(1) A person may appeal to the court against a...

      13. Forgery, etc.

        1. 13.(1) Section 188 has effect— (a) as if a compliance...

      14. Regulations

        1. 14.A power to make regulations under this Schedule is exercisable...

      15. Interpretation

        1. 15.(1) In this Schedule— “compliance assessment” has the meaning given...

    21. SCHEDULE 21

      Reasonable adjustments: supplementary

      1. Preliminary

        1. 1.This Schedule applies for the purposes of Schedules 2, 4,...

      2. Binding obligations, etc.

        1. 2.(1) This paragraph applies if— (a) a binding obligation requires...

      3. Landlord's consent

        1. 3.(1) This paragraph applies if— (a) A occupies premises under...

      4. Proceedings before county court or sheriff

        1. 4.(1) This paragraph applies if, in a case within Part...

      5. Joining landlord as party to proceedings

        1. 5.(1) This paragraph applies to proceedings relating to a contravention...

      6. Regulations

        1. 6.(1) Regulations may make provision as to circumstances in which...

      7. Interpretation

        1. 7.An expression used in this Schedule and in Schedule 2,...

    22. SCHEDULE 22

      Statutory provisions

      1. Statutory authority

        1. 1.(1) A person (P) does not contravene a provision specified...

      2. Protection of women

        1. 2.(1) A person (P) does not contravene a specified provision...

      3. Educational appointments, etc: religious belief

        1. 3.(1) A person does not contravene Part 5 (work) only...

        2. 4.A person does not contravene this Act only by doing...

      4. Crown employment, etc.

        1. 5.(1) A person does not contravene this Act—

    23. SCHEDULE 23

      General exceptions

      1. Acts authorised by statute or the executive

        1. 1.(1) This paragraph applies to anything done—

      2. Organisations relating to religion or belief

        1. 2.(1) This paragraph applies to an organisation the purpose of...

      3. Communal accommodation

        1. 3.(1) A person does not contravene this Act, so far...

      4. Training provided to non-EEA residents, etc.

        1. 4.(1) A person (A) does not contravene this Act, so...

    24. SCHEDULE 24

      Harmonisation: exceptions

      1. Part 1 (public sector duty regarding socio-economic inequalities) Chapter 2...

    25. SCHEDULE 25

      Information society services

      1. Service providers

        1. 1.(1) This paragraph applies where a person concerned with the...

        2. 2.(1) This paragraph applies where an information society service provider...

      2. Exceptions for mere conduits

        1. 3.(1) An information society service provider does not contravene this...

      3. Exception for caching

        1. 4.(1) This paragraph applies where an information society service consists...

      4. Exception for hosting

        1. 5.(1) An information society service provider does not contravene this...

      5. Monitoring obligations

        1. 6.An injunction or interdict under Part 1 of the Equality...

      6. Interpretation

        1. 7.(1) This paragraph applies for the purposes of this Schedule....

    26. SCHEDULE 26

      Amendments

      1. Local Government Act 1988

        1. 1.Part 2 of the Local Government Act 1988 (public supply...

        2. 2.In section 17 (local and other public authority contracts: exclusion...

        3. 3.Omit section 18 (exceptions to section 17 relating to race...

        4. 4.In section 19 (provisions supplementary to or consequential on section...

      2. Employment Act 1989

        1. 5.(1) Section 12 of the Employment Act 1989 (Sikhs: requirements...

      3. Equality Act 2006

        1. 6.The Equality Act 2006 is amended as follows.

        2. 7.(1) Section 8 (equality and diversity) is amended as follows....

        3. 8.In section 10(2) (meaning of group) for paragraph (d) substitute—...

        4. 9.For section 11(3)(c) (interpretation) substitute— (c) a reference to the...

        5. 10.(1) Section 14 (codes of practice) is amended as follows....

        6. 11.In section 16(4) (inquiries: matters which the Commission may consider...

        7. 12.In section 21(2)(b) (unlawful act notice: specification of legislative provision)...

        8. 13.After section 24 insert— Enforcement powers: supplemental (1) This section has effect in relation to—

        9. 14.Omit section 25 (restraint of unlawful advertising etc.).

        10. 15.Omit section 26 (supplemental).

        11. 16.(1) Section 27 (conciliation) is amended as follows.

        12. 17.(1) Section 28 (legal assistance) is amended as follows.

        13. 18.For section 31(1) (duties in respect of which Commission may...

        14. 19.(1) Section 32 (public sector duties: compliance notice) is amended...

        15. 20.Omit section 33 (equality and human rights enactments).

        16. 21.(1) Section 34 (meaning of unlawful) is amended as follows....

        17. 22.(1) Section 35 (general: definitions) is amended as follows.

        18. 23.In section 39(4) (orders subject to affirmative resolution procedure) for...

        19. 24.Omit section 43 (transitional: rented housing in Scotland).

        20. 25.Omit Part 2 (discrimination on grounds of religion or belief)....

        21. 26.Omit section 81 (regulations).

        22. 27.Omit Part 4 (public functions).

        23. 28.In section 94(3) (extent: Northern Ireland)— (a) omit “and 41...

        24. 29.(1) Schedule 1 (the Commission: constitution, etc.) is amended as...

        25. 30.In Schedule 3 (consequential amendments), omit paragraphs 6 to 35...

    27. SCHEDULE 27

      Repeals and revocations

      1. Part 1 Repeals

      2. Part 2 Revocations

    28. SCHEDULE 28

      Index of defined expressions