The Equality Act 2010
In October 2010, the Equality Act 2010 replaced and simplified over 100 pieces of anti-discrimination legislation and also enhanced workers’ rights. It outlaws sexism, racism, ageism and other forms of discrimination in the workplace and promotes equality and diversity.
It sets out a number of so-called “protected characteristics”. Employers must not discriminate against workers on the basis of:
Coordinated by the Daily Telegraph, the campaign aims to inspire a new generation of women engineers. The top 50 women in engineering will be revealed on National Women in Engineering Day (NWED) 2016.