The Equality Act 2010 is the main piece of anti-discrimination legislation in Great Britain. It covers nine ‘protected characteristics’:
Within the Act, the public sector equality duty (PSED) requires HEIs, when carrying out their functions, to give due regard to the need to:
The broad purpose of the duty is to integrate consideration of equality and good relations into the day-to-day business of public authorities.
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