Race & Equality Information


Here at ATASS, we pride ourselves on providing non biased information and supporting all our clients, irrespective of their background and history, be that on the phone, via e-mail or of course face to face. We also actively promote positive action, to ensure that where possible there is a well balanced group of ethnically diverse people representing ATASS at all times. To help promote this we have provided some information on Racial and Equality Acts below.

The Race Relations Act 1976 (amended 2000) covers housing, education and planning functions as well as all the other government services provided by the public. The 1976 Race Relations Act makes it unlawful to discriminate against you on racial grounds

The Law Gives Protection

At work
At home
In the street
Within education establishments
By a private or public organisation
When you open a bank/building society account
Any financial transaction with a licensed distributor
When you get medical treatment
If you are stopped or questioned by the police

The Race Relations Act (RRA) 1976 amended 2000 makes it unlawful to treat a person less favourably than another on racial grounds. These cover grounds of race, colour, nationality (including citizenship), and national or ethnic origin. Or if you would like a condensed version, have a look at this information, on the NHS site

Also the Equality ACT 2010 lists all areas that would be covered, such as:

Gender reassignment
Marriage and civil partnership
Religion or belief
Sexual orientation, and many more, just click on either of the above links to see more information.