Who is covered by the disability discrimination provisions of the Equality Act 2010?

The legal duties in the Equality Act 2010 are owed by all employers (including police and armed forces), regardless of the size of the organisation.

All employees, former employees and job applicants are protected. So are contract workers, freelance workers, temporary agency workers, casuals, apprentices, people on work experience training, partners and barristers.

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