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The Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010) provides protection against discrimination relating to certain listed characteristics, collectively called the protected characteristics. Some protections relate specifically to only one of those characteristics; others relate to all the characteristics.
This Practice Note covers the law that applies on or after 1 October 2010. It is intended to provide high-level information to help you draft your equality and diversity policy. It is not intended as a guide to dealing with equality and diversity claims, which is an employment law matter.
The protected characteristics are:
marriage and civil partnership
pregnancy and maternity
religion or belief
The EqA 2010 has very little to say on the subject of defining age. All it tells us is that, in relation to the protected characteristic of age:
any reference in the Act to a person who has a particular protected characteristic means a person of a particular age group
a reference to persons who share a protected characteristic means persons of the same age group
a reference to an age group means a group of persons:
who are all of a particular age
who all fall within a particular range of ages
While the most common forms of age discrimination will adversely affect those who are older, the protection applies
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This Practice Note considers the doctrine of forum non conveniens, also referred to as the appropriate forum or the proper place for a dispute to be determined. This doctrine is of relevance when determining whether the courts of England and Wales have jurisdiction to hear a dispute and is applied
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