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Discrimination: Sexual Orientation
The Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003 made it unlawful to discriminate against someone directly or indirectly on the grounds of their sexual orientation in the terms of their employment (including pay and pensions). With effect from 1 October 2010, the relevant provisions are contained in the Equality Act 2010.
The legislation implies a non-discrimination rule into every occupational pension scheme. This means that trustees must not operate their schemes in a way that discriminates against a member or prospective member on grounds of their sexual orientation.