The Human Rights Act 1998

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In order to effectively critique the study. It is important that a knowledge of the background legislation is learnt. This will assist in gaining an understanding of the key issues and implications in regards to this study and the relevance to this particular case.
The Human Rights Act 1998 according to Wild and Weinstein (2013-p217) came into force on the 2nd of October 2010. It seeks to protect the rights of all European nations. (LIST ALL RIGHTS IF YOU HAVE THE WORD COUNT)
The Equality Act 2006 according to personnel today (2006) was firstly to establish the Commission for Equality and Human Rights, this is applicable to discrimination on grounds of beliefs and religions in the provision of goods and services also the disposal, management of premises, education, and the exercise of public functions, also discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation, and create a duty to Promote sexual equality and prohibit sex discrimination.
The 2006 Act was adapted and updated into The Equality Act 2010. According to the Equality and Human Rights Commission (2010) this brought together 116 separate piece of legislation into one Act. The aim of this was to create a legal framework to protect an individual’s rights and equality for all.
The Act underpinned the Nine Protected Characteristics of the Act and these are age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation.
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