Equality and Diversity

The Equality Act 2010 (the Act), which harmonised and replaced previous equalities legislation, came into force on 5 April 2011. The Act placed a general equality duty on public authorities to pay due regard to the need to:

  • Eliminate discrimination;
  • Advance equality; and
  • Foster good relations across the range of protected characteristics.

The general equality duty expanded the range of those protected under equality legislation to include the following protected characteristics of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation. The equality duty also covers marriage and civil partnerships, with regard to eliminating unlawful discrimination in employment.

The following links and collapsible sections provide further information on how the City Council is delivering on equality duties.

For further information on Dundee City Council's Equality and Diversity please contact:

Email:  ross.craig@dundeecity.gov.uk