212 General interpretation
212 General interpretation
Equality Act 2010 | Legislation

(1)     In this Act—

“armed forces” means any of the naval, military or air forces of the Crown;

“the Commission” means the Commission for Equality and Human Rights;

“detriment” does not, subject to subsection (5), include conduct which amounts to harassment;

“the Education Acts” has the meaning given in section 578 of the Education Act 1996;

“employment” and related expressions are (subject to subsection (11)) to be read with section 83;

“enactment” means an enactment contained in—

(a)     an Act of Parliament,

(b)     an Act of the Scottish Parliament,

(c)     an Act or Measure of the National Assembly for Wales, or

(d)     subordinate legislation;

“equality clause” means a sex equality clause or maternity equality clause;

“equality rule” means a sex equality rule or maternity equality rule;

“man” means a male of any age;

“maternity equality clause” has the meaning given in section 73;

“maternity equality rule” has the meaning given in section 75;

“non-discrimination rule” has the meaning given in section 61;

“occupational pension scheme” has the meaning given in section 1 of the Pension Schemes Act 1993;

“parent” has the same meaning as in—

(a)     the Education Act 1996 (in relation to England and Wales);

(b)     the Education (Scotland) Act 1980 (in relation to Scotland);

“prescribed” means prescribed by regulations;

“profession” includes a vocation or occupation;

“sex equality clause” has the meaning given in section 66;

“sex equality rule” has the meaning given in section 67;