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What is the main purpose of the Equality Act 2010?
Have all the provisions in the Equality Act 2010 been in force from October 2010?
Is there any statutory guidance for employers on the Equality Act 2010?
Section 15 of the Equality Act 2010 introduced the claim of discrimination arising from disability. This means that it is unlawful for an employer to treat an employee unfavourably because of something arising in consequence of his or her disability (for example, the need for the employee to attend regular hospital appointments because of his or her disability) where the employer knows, or could reasonably be expected to know, that the employee has a disability. An employer may successfully defend a claim if it can justify the unfavourable treatment on the basis that it is a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim.
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