Equality Duty

 

Policy and Actions

The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace or place of study and in wider society.

It replaced previous anti-discrimination laws with a single Act, making the law easier to understand and strengthening protection in some situations. It sets out the different ways in which it’s unlawful to treat someone.

Equality Legislation

The Act applies to all organisations that provide a service to the public or a section of the public (service providers).

Who is protected?

The Act protects people from discrimination on the basis of ‘protected characteristics’:

  • age
  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race – this includes ethnic or national origins, colour and nationality
  • religion or belief
  • sex
  • sexual orientation
  • marriage and civil partnership

What the law prohibits?

  • Direct discrimination
  • Indirect discrimination
  • Discrimination by association
  • Discriminate by perception
  • Harassment
  • Victimisation

It is the aim at Towcester C of E Primary School that through knowledge and understanding of others and a strong ethos of ‘equality’ we will help to:

  • eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  • advance equality of opportunity between different groups and
  • foster good relations between different groups

To meet the requirements of the Equality Act and the public sector equality duty it is the responsibility of all staff to ensure that decision making, policy setting and service delivery supports these three aims, that equalities is integrated into our day-to-day work, and that we positively contribute to the advancement of equality and good relations.

 

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Equality Duty at Towcester C of E Primary School