Diversity in action: A guide for charities – back to basics

Is discrimination ever lawful? The second article in our diversity in action guide gives a brief introduction to the legislation on diversity – the Equality Act 2010.

Navigating the law around diversity and discrimination can feel like a minefield. Here we set out fundamental principles charities need to be aware of, including:

  • Is discrimination ever lawful?
  • Why doesn’t the Equality Act apply to trustees?
  • We are a charity that supports women only – is that allowed?

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All content on this page is correct as of January 27, 2021.