The Equality Act 10 years on - spotting discrimination

It is 10 years since the Equality Act was passed. The legislation was ground-breaking but it remains an under-used resource and tool for improving the quality and fairness of decision making in welfare benefits, and other areas of social welfare law, such as housing and employment.

Delivered by Jo Chimes, Legal Advice lead at Citizens Advice, this session focuses on equality and human rights issues in the context of social welfare law, and provides an overview and practical introduction to the Equality Act 2010.

The session covers the following:

  • Introduction to discrimination law and protected characteristics
  • Identifying discrimination issues in social welfare law cases, and discriminatory situations within the welfare benefits system
  • Common examples of discrimination
  • Discrimination issues and Covid-19
  • Taking action: rights and duties
  • Taking action: procedure
  • Resources

Resource:  PDF icon Spotting discrimination issues slides

Our thanks to Jo Chimes, Citizens Advice


Type of Resource

Date of publication

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Date last reviewed

Wednesday, July 1, 2020