Discrimination in employment: who is protected and who is liable? (EqA 2010)
This note sets out the different categories of individual who are protected against work-related discrimination, harassment and victimisation by the Equality Act 2010. It also looks at when discrimination against job applicants and employees will be unlawful, and who (employers, employees and others) might be liable for such discrimination.
Most of the Equality Act 2010 took effect on 1 October 2010. For information on the pre-October 2010 discrimination regime, see A toolkit: pre-October 2010 discrimination law.