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1

what are the first two key features of the equality act?

1. Brought together previous legislation that protected people from discrimination.
2. Applies to everyone who provides a service to the public.

2

what are the 3rd and 4th key features of the equality act?

3.Everyone has a right to be treated with dignity and respect.
4. Prohibits discrimination on the grounds of ' protected characteristics'- age, disability, gender, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion, sex and sexual orientation.

3

what are the 5th and 6th key features of the equality act?

5. prohibits both direct and indirect discrimination, harassment and victimisation.
6. public sector equality duty- To proactively eliminate unlawful discrimination, advance equality and promote cohesion.

4

How does the equality act support an individuals rights?

The introduction of protected characteristics.