The Essential Guide to the Public Sector Equality Duty

Advice and Guidance

Who is this page for?

  • Public sector

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First published: 07 Jan 2014

This guide was updated in March 2022.

This guide is one of a series written by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (the Commission) to explain how public authorities can meet the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 (the Act). The Act brought together all previous equality legislation in England, Scotland and Wales. The Act included the public sector equality duty, which replaced the former duties relating to race, disability and gender equality. The public sector equality duty came into force on 5 April 2011.

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