The Equality Act
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The Equality Act

The Equality Act 2010 offers all employees including lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) people protection in the workplace from discrimination, harassment and victimisation at work. These rules apply to any employees who are perceived to be lesbian, gay, bisexual, or trans, or experiences discrimination because they associate with LGBT people.

These rules apply to all employers, regardless of the number of staff they employ or the amount of money they make.

These rules apply in all stages of employment from interview to termination of employment.

Specialised Information

The LGBT community and people who associate with the LGBT community have the right to be protected in the workplace from discrimination, indirect discrimination harassment and victimisation.

New Law Solicitors - New Law’s employment law advisors can provide further guidance if you are unsure how to manage staff who are part of or associated with the LGBT community. 

Best practice of any business should be to promote equal opportunities in practice making sure that this descends to the environment in which your employees work. People who are treated fairly work well and remain within the business. Contact 0333 005 0301 or

For further information please contact Stonewall Cymru's Information Service on 08000 502020 or email