Equality legislation

On 1 October 2010 the Equality Act 2010 replaced equality legislation which included the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, Sex Discrimination Act 1975 and Race Relations Act 1976.Equality Act Protected Characteristics Infographic


These resources, produced for Devon County Council staff and Members, are available to download:

For further information please refer to guidance produced by the Government Equalities Office and Equality and Human Rights Commission.

Please note that the above guides are produced to help develop an understanding of the law, however if you need legal advice you should contact a solicitor or the helpline via the Equality and Human Rights Commission. The Lead Officer for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (AKA Corporate Equality Officer) is also unable to provide legal advice to non-DCC individuals or organisations, please instead contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service.