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F133Equality and human rights enactmentsE+W+S

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34UnlawfulE+W+S

F2(1)In this Part (except section 30(3)) “unlawful” means contrary to a provision of the [F2Equality Act 2010].

F3F4(2)But action is not unlawful for the purposes of this Part by reason only of the fact that it contravenes a duty under or by virtue of[F4any of the following provisions of the Equality Act 2010]

[F3(a)section 1 (public sector duty regarding socio-economic inequalities),

(b)section 149, 153 or 154 (public sector equality duty),

(c)Part 12 (disabled persons: transport), or

(d)section 190 (disability: improvements to let dwelling houses).]

Textual Amendments

F2Words in s. 34(1) substituted (1.10.2010 for specified purposes, 5.4.2011 for specified purposes) by Equality Act 2010 (c. 15), s. 216(3), Sch. 26 para. 76(2) (with ss. 6(4), 205); S.I. 2010/2317, art. 2(15)(e)(viii) (as amended (1.10.2010) by S.I. 2010/2337, art. 2); S.I. 2011/1066, art. 2(g)(iv)

F3 substituted (1.10.2010 for specified purposes, 5.4.2011 for specified purposes) by Equality Act 2010 (c. 15), s. 216(3), Sch. 26 para. 76(3)(b) (with ss. 6(4), 205); S.I. 2010/2317, art. 2(15)(e)(viii) (as amended (1.10.2010) by S.I. 2010/2337, art. 2); S.I. 2011/1066, art. 2(g)(iv)

F4Words in s. 34(2) inserted (1.10.2010 for specified purposes, 5.4.2011 for specified purposes) by Equality Act 2010 (c. 15), s. 216(3), Sch. 26 para. 76(3)(a) (with ss. 6(4), 205); S.I. 2010/2317, art. 2(15)(e)(viii) (as amended (1.10.2010) by S.I. 2010/2337, art. 2); S.I. 2011/1066, art. 2(g)(iv)

Modifications etc. (not altering text)

35GeneralE+W+S

In this Part—

  • act” includes deliberate omission,

  • groups” has the meaning given by section 10,

  • the Commission” means the Commission for Equality and Human Rights,

  • disabled person” has the meaning given by section 8,

  • human rights” has the meaning given by section 9,

  • F5...

  • race” includes colour, nationality, ethnic origin and national origin,

  • religion or belief” has the same meaning as in [F6section 10 of the Equality Act 2010], and

  • sexual orientation[F7has the same meaning as in section 12 of the Equality Act 2010.]

    (a)

    persons of the same sex as him or her,

    (b)

    persons of the opposite sex, or

    (c)

    both.

Textual Amendments

F6Words in s. 35 substituted (1.10.2010) by Equality Act 2010 (c. 15), s. 216(3), Sch. 26 para. 77(2) (with ss. 6(4), 205); S.I. 2010/2317, art. 2(15)(e)(ix) (as amended (1.10.2010) by S.I. 2010/2337, art. 2)

F7Words in s. 35 substituted (1.10.2010) by Equality Act 2010 (c. 15), s. 216(3), Sch. 26 para. 77(3) (with ss. 6(4), 205); S.I. 2010/2317, art. 2(15)(e)(ix) (as amended (1.10.2010) by S.I. 2010/2337, art. 2)

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