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Employment Law
Human Rights, Civil Liberties & Public Law
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Course Aims:

This podcast is aimed at those interested in discrimination and employment issues, especially those professionals involved with the public sector and local government. It aims to set out the extent of the new equality duty, who it applies to and what it means in terms of compliance. It will discuss how the duty will impact upon public decision making and existing policies that may now be considered discriminatory.

After completing the course you will:
  • Understand what the Public Sector Equality Duty is and where it has come from;
  • Understand what it is designed to achieve;
  • Understand who the duty applies to;
  • Understand how the duty is going to impact on the decision making of public authorities, particularly it’s impact on cutting services to particular communities as part of wider spending cuts;
  • Understand how compliance can be achieved and documented in order to avoid a challenge;
  • Understand what remedies are available for a breach of the duty.
General Interest Difficulty: 2 of 5
Legislative Updates
Sources and References:
  • Equality Act 2010;
  • The Equality Act 2010 (Public Authorities and Consequential and Supplementary Amendments) Order 2011.

In this podcast on discrimination law Catherine Casserley discusses the extent of the Public Sector Equality Duty introduced under the Equality Act 2010. This podcast is an examination of the duty, what it means for those in the public sector and how compliance can best be achieved.

Podcast added: 22/08/11

Podcast last reviewed: 2012-04-02

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