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What is Public Sector Equality Duty?
The Equality Act and who it applies to
The Equality Act brings together for the ﬁrst time all the legal requirements on equality that the private,
public and voluntary sectors need to follow.
It affects equality law at work and in delivering all sorts of services and running clubs.
It replaces all the existing equality law including:
The Equal Pay Act 1970
The Sex Discrimination Act 1975
The Race Relations Act 1976
The Disability Discrimination Act 1995
Most of the new law is based on current legislation which has been streamlined
but there are some important differences, which are set out in these Modules.
Who does the law protect?
Whether at work as an employee or in using a service, the message (or purpose) of
the Equality Act is that everyone has the right to be treated fairly at work or when
It protects people from discrimination on the basis of certain characteristics.
These are known as protected characteristics and they vary slightly according to
whether a person is at work or using a service.
How do you know if you have responsibilities under the law?
All employers and service providers have a responsibility under the law to treat
their employees and service users fairly.
You are a service provider if you provide goods, facilities or services to the
general public or section of it, regardless of whether these are free or paid for.
If you are not providing services to the public, you are also likely to have
responsibilities if you are a private club or association.
If you are an employer, the law generally still applies to you even if your workers
are temporary, do not have written contracts of employment or are recruited to
other positions such as trainees, apprentices or business partners.
Demonstrate has been designed to streamline the process required for a company to be able to demonstrate their commitment and compliance to Public Sector Equality Duty. We will provide you with all the necessary information, training and tools that will ensure your business is PSED-compliant.
We also offer free workshops to your suppliers, drop-in Equality surgeries and anything else to help you achieve your equality goals!
Contact us now for more information or to book a free 1-hour consultation and diagnostic assessment...
Equality & Diversity training and workshops
Consultation and diagnostic services
Policy and Education development
Pricing and training plans tailored to your businesses requirements
If you would like to know more about Demonstrate or the 2010 Equality Act itself then get in touch, we have pages of resources available to you on request via email.
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