Question 16/18


I have just taken a look at the council’s equality policy. The list of protected characteristics you are using is incorrect. There are 9 protected characteristics covered by the Equality Act 2010 (age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage & civil partnership, pregnancy & maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation). You have incorrectly listed gender as a protected characteristic when it should be sex. Not only is this incorrect but it is misleading and may prevent people from pursuing their rights under the law. Please could you correct this inaccuracy in all council policies. (12/06/2018)


Thank you for bringing this to our attention, we are reviewing the Corporate Equality Objectives and we will make sure that this is incorporated in all our policies. (18/06/2018)

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