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Equality Impact Assessments

ensuring equality and promoting diversity
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josie pedersen

on 12 May 2010

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Transcript of Equality Impact Assessments

Equality Impact Assessments Method Data Plan The Equality Act 2010 Public Sector Duties New terminology "protected characteristics"
sexual orientation: heterosexual, gay, lesbian, bisexual age - all, but mentions older people gender: male and female transgender: no medical supervision required religion or belief: all including atheism and humanism disability race and ethnicity: also caste marriage and civil partnerships pregnancy and maternity: including breastfeeding new concepts dual discrimination discrimination by association detriment extended scope health questions in recruitment wider tribunal powers gender pay gap reporting carers social class promotion of equality and diversity policy consultation staff development "an equal opportunity, not just to become equal, but to become different - to realise whatever unique potential of body, mind and spirit that he or she possesses" John Fischer effective action on equality efficiency savings governors colleagues learners teaching, assessing, front-line, business support, management "an equal society recognises people's different needs, situations and goals and removes the barriers that limit what people do and can be" Fairness and Freedom "public functions" "social mobility is a national crusade" Gordon Brown no. of children in receipt of free school meals who secured an Oxbridge place in 2009: 45
no. of children from Westminster School who secured an Oxbridge place: 82 no. of children in receipt of free school meals inthe country who achieved 3 A's at A level in 2009: 189
no. of children from Eton who achieved 3 A's at A level in 2009: 175 women in full time
work earn on average
12.2% less than men
doing equal work. each year
30,000
women lose their
jobs when
pregnant Harmonisation all previous acts
and regualtions employer liability for
other people's actions extension to all
protected grounds "evidence gathering"
New SES policies, plans
Evidence gathering
EIAs
Consultation with experts
Health questions
Gender gap reporting
Action plans for all protected characteristics
Social class monitorring
Vigilant on homophobia and discrimination based on religion or belief
Homeworking?
Stress?
What this means for us
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