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Equality Act Changes: Public Sector Duty

6 April 2011

The Public Sector Equality Duty comes into force in April 2011.

people from different ethnic backgrounds

The aim is to embed equality considerations into the day to day work of public authorities, so that they tackle discrimination and inequality and contribute to making society fairer.

From April 2011, the Equality Act 2010 will include an extension to the positive action provisions whereby an employer, in particular circumstances, can take a person's protected characteristics into account when recruiting.