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The Equality Act (2010) – Who’s Protected?

NHSGGC has a legal responsibility as set out in the Equality Act (2010) that states we must show due regard to:

  • Promote equality of opportunity
  • Prevent discrimination, victimisation and harassment
  • Foster good relations

 The Equality Act 2010 sets out nine protected characteristics under which protection and redress are afforded. Many of us have more than one of these protected characteristics. Further information on each characteristic can be found by clicking here.

The Fairer Scotland Duty 2018 is part of the Equality Act’s revised provision. It states that NHSGGC must pay due regard to reducing inequality of outcome caused by socio-economic disadvantage when making strategic decisions.

The pages within the “Celebrating Equality, Diversity and Inclusion” detail a broad spectrum of activity, resources and contacts that are all linked to NHSGGC’s commitment and legal responsibility as set out in the Equality Act (2010).

‘A Fairer NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde’ explains how the organisation will uphold the law by addressing inequalities. The document also covers people’s right not to be discriminated against in the workplace. It includes the organisation’s progress on mainstreaming equality into NHSGGC and Equality Outcomes.

Additionally, NHSGGC is progressing work against the key national recommendations from the Equality and Human Rights Commission report, following their inquiry across public sector organisations. The recommendations are being taken forward either nationally or locally via equality networks and have been aligned to the five strands of the Workforce Equality Action Plan.