Our aim is to work towards creating a fairer society, improving public services, addressing deep-rooted inequalities in order to improve people’s lives.
The Equality Act 2010 provides legal protection in society and the workplace if you experience discrimination because of any of the following protected characteristics:
- gender re-assignment
- marriage and civil partnership
- pregnancy and maternity
- religion and belief
- sexual orientation
Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED)
The Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED), which is included in the Equality Act 2010, says that public bodies must aim to:
- eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation
- 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