Discrimination in employment: overview (pre-October 2010)
A practice note giving an overview of UK discrimination law in the employment field (pre-October 2010).
This note concerns the law applicable before 1 October 2010. On that date, the majority of the Equality Act 2010 took effect, harmonising and strengthening the previous workplace discrimination legislation concerning age, disability, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. For infomation on the Equality Act, see A toolkit: discrimination under the Equality Act 2010.