The Equality Act 2010

The Equality Act in the United Kingdom came into being in October 2010 to replace all previous discrimination law including the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, the Race Relations Act 1976 and the Gender Discrimination Act 1975.

It aims to bring about positive change, advance equality of opportunity and eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation among a number of specified ‘protected groups’. These groups include: age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy, maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

The British Museum’s commitment to the Equality Act both for visitors to and employees of the British Museum, will be detailed here.

British Museum staff equality data - 31 March 2011 (xls 19kb)

Related British Museum policies

Diversity and equality policy document (pdf 35Kb)

Disability Equality Scheme and Action Plan (pdf)

Gender equality scheme policy document (pdf 71Kb)

Ethics policy document (pdf 44Kb)