Equality Act 2010

The Equality Act, which came into force in October 2010, replaces previous anti-discrimination laws with a single act to make the law simpler and to remove inconsistencies. This makes the law easier for people to understand and comply with.

The act also strengthened protection in some areas including:

  • age
  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • marriage and civil partnership
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race
  • religion or belief
  • sex
  • sexual orientation

The act says that these nine characteristics cannot be used as a reason to treat people unfairly.

The Equality Act sets out the different ways in which it is unlawful to treat someone, such as:

  • direct and indirect discrimination
  • harassment
  • victimisation
  • failing to make a reasonable adjustment for a disabled person.

The act prohibits unfair treatment in the workplace, when providing:

  • goods, facilities and services
  • exercising public functions
  • housing letting and leasing
  • in education
  • by associations such as private clubs.

Equality Act 2010 - Public Sector Equality Duty - equality information 2013

Here is our equality information on our employees, job applicants and our customers that is required under the Equality Act.

Over the next year we will be looking at what the information is telling us and working on actions to improve, which we’ll include in our three year Equality Plan.

We set up an Equality Employment Task Group to look at improving the way we present our employment figures and also considered a range of positive action initiatives to improve the diversity of our workforce. We will be replacing the statistics report once we have chosen the new design.

We’re proud of our Stonewall Equality Index top 100 employers position for the third year running and our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans Employee Network have won a star performer award for the second year running.

We also have a Black Employees Support Network and a Disabled Employees Network and have retained our Positive about Disabled People's logo for over 20 years now. Our employee network is also help is do equality impact assessments.

Our services for customers have been greatly improved recently by our newly re-furbished Council House. This has become a new one-stop shop for our customers and has some really good facilities for people in equality groups, both as employees and as customers. This includes:

  • the Quiet Place – for prayers, and contemplation. It also includes fully accessible washing facilities
  • breast feeding room
  • baby changing room
  • 'Changing places' toilet
  • Sign Video – virtual British Sign Language equipment
  • Language Line and an information desk for people using English as a second language
  • a fully accessible building.

We have five equality forums to help us with getting our policies right. The Forums put on events such as International Day of Disabled People, International Women's Day and for the first time last year International Men's Day, which was a huge success. See our Celebrating diversity and equality page for more information on our Forums.

Our completed equality impact assessments are listed on Equality Impact Assessments page, including our equality impact assessment guidance.

Equality Act 2010 - Public Sector Equality Duty - equality information 2014

Here is our equality information for 2014 on our employees, job applicants and our customers that we need to do each year under the Equality Act’s Public Sector Equality Duty.

Equality Act 2010 – Public Sector Equality Duty – equality information 2015

Here is our Public sector equality duty information 2015 on our customers, employees, and job applicants that we have to provide under the Equality Act 2010 Public Sector Equality Duty

Equality Act 2010 – Public Sector Equality Duty – equality information 2016

Here is our equality information for 2016‌ on our customers, employees, and job applicants that we have to provide under the Equality Act 2010 Public Sector Equality Duty

Equality Act 2010 – Public Sector Equality Duty – equality information 2017

Here is our ‌equality information for 2017 on our customers, employees, and job applicants that we have to provide under the Equality Act 2010 Public Sector Equality Duty

Equality Act 2010 – Public Sector Equality Duty – equality information 2018

Here is our ‌Equality Information for 2018 on our customers, employees, and job applicants that we have to provide under the Equality Act 2010 Public Sector Equality Duty

 

Equality in Employment Figures

Further information

For more information about our equality information, download the Derby City Council Plan 2016 - 2019

Or visit our Your City Your Say latest consultations pages.

Contact details

Email:
Post address:
Equality and Diversity
The Council House
Corporation Street
Derby
DE1 2FS
Phone: 01332 643722
Minicom: 01332 640666
Text relay: 18001 01332 643722
Equality and Diversity
The Council House
Corporation Street
Derby
DE1 2FS

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