It has been ten years since the Equality Act 2010 came into force.

It was introduced with the aim of simplifying and standardising anti-discrimination law across the different spheres of activity to which it applied, and across the characteristics to which it afforded protection.

It also urged a more embracing and overarching emphasis on equality than the piecemeal treatment that the predecessor legislation, the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA), had afforded.

One of the key innovations of the new Act was the concept of ‘discrimination arising from disability’.

This new provision was intended to deal with the effects of the decision in Lewisham LBC v Malcolm [2008] UKHL 43, the fir...

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