The Equality Duty

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1. What is the Equality Duty?

The Equality Duty forms a part of the Equality Act 2010. It replaces the three previous duties on race, disability and gender, bringing them together into a single duty. It also covers:

  • Age (for school staff only)

  • Sexual orientation

  • Religion or belief

  • Pregnancy and maternity

  • Gender reassignment

The Equality Act 2010 and schools

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