The Elimination Of Discrimination

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Information about The Elimination Of Discrimination
Business & Mgmt

Published on June 30, 2009

Author: ikonick

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The Elimination of Discrimination General and Specific Duties for Public Authorities Nick Graham Assistant Head of Legal & Democratic Services 30 June 2009

The General Duty • “A public authority shall in carrying out its functions have due regard to the need … to eliminate unlawful discrimination … and … promote equality of opportunity” • Specific Duties – the Schemes

Source: • Sex Discrimination Act 1975 • Race Relations Act 1976 • Disability Discrimination Act 1995

Cases

Equality Bill • Extension of general and specific duties to age, religion, belief, sexual orientation • Duty to pay due regard to socio-economic disadvantage in making strategic decisions

Practicalities • Breadth of duties • Degree of consideration • Awareness

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