This is the first publication of the Comhairle’s Equality Outcomes and Mainstreaming Report as required by the Public Sector Equality Duty which was created by the Equality Act 2010 and replaces the race, disability and gender equality duties. The report currently published in draft and is subject to approval by the Corporate Management Team and relevant service Committee.
The duty came into force in April 2011 and covers age, disability, gender, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation. The public sector equality duty is in 2 parts – the public sector equality duty in the Equality Act 2010 itself, which is often referred to as the ‘general duty’ and specific equality duties introduced by Scottish Ministers through regulations. The specific equality duties are not an end in themselves; they are intended to enable the better performance of the general equality duty.
As the Comhairle is a listed public authority subject to the specific equality duties it is required to publish the following:
- A mainstreaming report (which includes employee information).
- Equality outcomes, prepared using involvement and evidence.
- Gender pay gap information.
- A statement on equal pay and occupational segregation in relation to gender.
The report can be provided in alternative formats or languages upon request.
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