Equality Act

The Equality Act streamlines nine existing pieces of legislation including those pertaining to race, gender and disability into one Act.  The purpose of the Act is that everyone has the right to be treated fairly at work or when using services.

The Act protects people from discrimination on the basis of protected characteristics. These vary slightly according to whether a person an employee or a service user.

The nine protected characteristics that relate to employees are:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender Reassignment
  • Marriage or Civil Partnership
  • Pregnancy and Maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual Orientation

The eight protected characteristics that relate to service users are:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender Reassignment
  • Pregnancy and Maternity
  • Race
  • Religion or belief
  • Sex
  • Sexual Orientation

 

From 31 January 2012 Dorset Police is required to publish information in relation to its employees and other persons affected by its policies and practices.

 

From 6 April 2012 Dorset Police is required to publish its Equality Objectives

 

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