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The Equality Act 2010: What Do We Need To Know?

August 21, 2012

[Glasgow] 30th August, The Albany.

This year’s series of CRER/GCVS equality training courses starts this month.  Book now to ensure your place! An online booking form is available at: http://digbig.com/5bgjtn Britain’s new Equality Act became law in October 2010.  It brings together nine separate pieces of legislation into one single Act, replacing previous legislation such as the Race Relations Act 1976 and the Disability Discrimination Act 1995.  It strengthens particular aspects of equality law and also extends legal protection in some areas. It is vital that organisations understand the new legislation – to demonstrate our commitment to a fairer world, but also for the more hard-headed reason that ignorance of the law can cost an organisation dear.  This day-long course is the perfect place to gain the core knowledge that your organisation needs. Who is protected by the Act?  What are the new responsibilities for voluntary organisations?  We will take an overview of what the new law means in general for the voluntary sector, including your responsibilities both to staff and service users.  We will explore the main areas covered by the Act including age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity, looking at what has changed and what is new.  And we will explore ways to help you make your workplace a fair environment compliant with the law, including positive action in the workplace.  Please direct any enquiries about this course to Stacey Anderson, GCVS Training Administrator: stacey.anderson@gcvs.org.uk

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