What is the Code of Practice 2010?

What is the Code of Practice 2010?

[The Statutory Code of Practice] is the authoritative, comprehensive and technical guide to the detail of law. It will be invaluable to lawyers, advocates, human resources personnel, courts and tribunals, everyone who needs to understand the law in depth, or to apply it in practice.”

What are the main principles of the Equality Act 2010?

Equality Act 2010 guiding principles for associations

  • Know the law.
  • Understand what is meant by discrimination, victimisation and harassment.
  • Leadership.
  • Set standards of behaviour and create an inclusive culture.
  • Have a clear, published complaints policy.
  • Provide training.
  • Make reasonable adjustments.

What are the 8 characteristics protected by the Equality Act 2010?

Find out more about the characteristics that the Equality Act protects. These are age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

What is the employment Equality Act 1998?

The Employment Equality Acts 1998 to 2011 cover employees in both the public and private sectors as well as applicants for employment and training. The Acts outlaw discrimination in work-related areas such as pay, vocational training, access to employment, work experience and promotion.

What is Code practice examples?

The primary areas a code of conduct usually address include:

  • Company values.
  • Employee behaviours.
  • Dress code.
  • Tardiness and absenteeism.
  • Leave policy.
  • Employee break policy.
  • Conflicts of interest.
  • Communication.

Is a code of practice statutory?

Approved Codes of Practice supplement and support regulations. Although it is not a statutory requirement to follow them, they may be used in criminal or civil proceedings as evidence that a statutory requirement has been contravened.

How does the Equality Act 2010 protect individuals from discrimination?

The Equality Act is a law which protects you from discrimination. It means that discrimination or unfair treatment on the basis of certain personal characteristics, such as age, is now against the law in almost all cases.

What is positive discrimination in the workplace?

Positive discrimination is the act of a company favouring someone less capable because of a protected characteristic they possess to fulfil a company quota. Positive discrimination can occur at various stages in a company, including hiring, firing, promoting or how the company generally acts with its employees.

When did the Equality Act 2010 come into force?

This Order brings into force on 6th April 2011 the Equality Act 2010 Code of Practice on Services, Public Functions and Associations (“the Services Code”), the Equality Act 2010 Code of Practice on Employment (“the Employment Code”) and the Equality Act 2010 Code of Practice on Equal Pay (“the Equal Pay Code”) (together “the codes”).

What is the Code of practice on employment?

CODE OF PRACTICE CODE OF PRACTICE ON EMPLOYMENT This code applies to the provisions in the Equality Act 2010 that were commenced on 1stOctober 2010. Equality and Human Rights Commission Statutory Code of Practice: Employment

Why no more codes of practice for Equality Act 2010?

This is because the Government decided that no more statutory Codes of Practice for Equality Act 2010 should be issued. Apparently the Government sees statutory Codes of Practice as ‘bureaucracy’ which it is keen to reduce.

What is the statutory code of practice for equality and Human Rights?

Equality and Human Rights Commission Statutory Code of Practice: Employment Part 1 139 Liability of employees and agents under the Act 10.55 Employees and agents may be personally liable for breaches of the Act where the employer or principal is also liable.