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Our Legal Duty

The Equality Act 2010 - which legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and wider society on the basis of ‘protected characteristics’: age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation and marriage and civil partnership - introduced the Public Sector Equality Duty on all public authorities.
 

In fulfilling this duty the Council in all its activities must have 'due regard' to the need to:

  • eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act.
  • advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
  • foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

Further information is available on the Equality and Human Rights Commission site.

In helping us to fulfill our duty, the Council undertakes Equality Impact Assessments when developing or reviewing our services, policies, strategies, practices or plans.

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If you have any questions about Equality and Diversity at WCC, please email [email protected]