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Diversity law and regulations

An overview of the law concerning diversity and discrimination in the UK, with the latest case summaries and useful guidance.

Legislation

Equality Act 2010
Full text of the Act as enacted and revised, with explanatory notes. The Act came into force on 1 October 2010.

Legal Services Act 2007
Full text of the Act as enacted and revised, with explanatory notes.

Industrial Cases Reports Express (ICLR)
Free case summaries involving employment law, discrimination and other subjects.

The ICAEW Library holds numerous publications on discrimination law and subscribes to major legal databases. For information on using these resources, please contact the Library.

Guidance

Diversity Data Collection (ICAEW)
Summary of employers' statutory duties with a model diversity questionnaire.

Employers: Preventing discrimination (GOV.UK)
Details of on employers' responsibilities, covering recruitment, pay and discrimination during employment.

The Equality Act: employers' guidance (EHRC)
A collection of guides from the Equality and Human Rights Commission on employers' rights and duties under the Equality Act 2010.

The Equality Act 2010 (Acas)
Guidance and practical resources on the Act from the Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service.

Legal Alert

Legal Alert is a monthly checklist from Atom Content Marketing highlighting new and pending laws, regulations, codes of practice and rulings that could have an impact on your business.

Equality law and human rights

01-07-2013

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published free guidance on equality and discrimination law, and on human rights, for businesses employing twenty or fewer people. Legal Alert, July 2013.

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Online articles

The Library provides access to leading business, finance and management journals. These journals are available to logged-in ICAEW members, ACA students and other entitled users subject to suppliers' terms of use.

Unlocking the door

Diversity and inclusion are major factors that boards need to consider in order for employees to reach their full potential

You say you're inclusive... but would you welcome me into your team?

The article focuses on transgender people who are consistently marginalised at work and the labour market. It cites the important role human resource (HR) personnel can play in eliminating barriers to recruiting and accepting transgender people in the workplace. It presents a glossary of transgender terms, as well as the significant findings of a 2018 Stonewall survey.

Diversity data on venture capital

Ten British venture capital firms are to begin sharing gender diversity data on startups. The article includes the views of Alice Hu-Wagner of the British Business Bank on improving the investment process with data collection.

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