Equality law

The Equality Act 2010 says that public bodies such as AWP must protect the rights of individuals and groups by meeting the Public Sector Equality Duty, which is to:

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There is also a legal requirement for AWP to publish its:

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The Act introduced the term "protected characteristics" to refer to groups that are protected under the Act. So, it is against the law to discriminate against anyone because of:

Age, Gender Reassignment, Pregnancy and Maternity, Sexual Orientation, Disability, Marriage and Civil Partnership, Race, Sex Equality, Religion and Belief

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