The Equality Act 2010

The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society. It sets out the different ways in which it’s unlawful to treat someone. You can find out more about the Act, who is protected under it, what actions are considered unlawful, and what action you can take, on the GOV.UK website.

See Stigma and discrimination for more information on how the Equality Act can provide legal protection for people with HIV.

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