Equality Act 2010
The Equality Act 2010 is the law which bans unfair treatment and helps achieve equal opportunities in the workplace and in wider society.
The Equality Duty applies to Sandwell MBC because we provide public services.
The new duty covers the following eight protected characteristics: age – disability - gender re-assignment - pregnancy and maternity - ethnicity (this includes ethnic or national origins, colour or nationality) - religion or belief (this includes lack of belief) - sex (gender) - sexual orientation - marriage and civil partnership (only in respect of eliminating unlawful discrimination)
The public sector equality duty consists of a general equality duty and specific duties.
The general duty requires public organisations to have due regard to the need to:
The specific duties require public bodies to:
Specific Duty - 1:
To evidence compliance with the Equality Duty Sandwell MBC has provided the following information which is accessible by following the relevant link:
Specific Duty - 2:
Equality Objectives: 2012-2016
To comply with the Equality Act 2010, Sandwell MBC is required to publish corporate equality objectives by 6 April 2012. Officers initially identified a range of potential objectives, which have been refined through consultation with board members, community groups, employees and tenants.
Following this consultation, the following objectives were approved:
If you have any comments about any information provided, please contact the Equality Team via our Customer Services Contact Centre on: 0121-569 6000