Equality and diversity

The Equality Act 2010

The Equality Act 2010 consists of a general duty for the Council as both employers and service providers.  This is to have due regard to the need to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act.
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it
  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and people who do not share it.

The Equality Duty covers the following protected characteristics

  • age,
  • disability,
  • gender reassignment,
  • pregnancy and maternity,
  • race,
  • religion or belief,
  • sex and sexual orientation. 
  • It also applies to marriage and civil partnership but only in respect of the requirement to eliminate discrimination.

Under The Equality Act 2010 we are required to publish our Equality Objectives, these can be found in our Annual Plan 2013/14 and our Equality Action Plan.

We are also required to publish employment monitoring data in relation to our workforce, which is detailed in our Equality Duty Report.

For more information view Profile of Braintree District 2014-15