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EQ01- The Equality Duty

The equality duty was created by the Equality Act 2010 and replaces the race, disability and gender equality duties.

What is in this leaflet?

The public sector equality duty

The general equality duty

The specific equality duties

The responsible body for ensuring compliance in educational institutions

The equality duty applies to organisations carrying out their public functions

Procurement and commissioning

Private bodies and the public sector equality duty

Equality objectives



Monitoring all the protected characteristics of staff

What do public authorities need to do on assessing impact on equality under the general equality duty?

Equality analysis / equality impact assessments

The Equality and Human Rights Commission


Page Published: 29/10/2012