Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Public Sector Duty Launched

The Equality Act public Sector Duty came into operation on Tuesday April 5th. This will protect all the strands against discrimination and demand that all areas of the public sector promote equality on the grounds of:

  • age
  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • marriage/civil partnership
  • pregnancy/maternity
  • race
  • religion/belief
  • sex
  • sexual orientation
The Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) will oversee the implementation of the Duty.

For more information on the new laws, click here.

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