Public Sector Equality Duty Implementation of Scottish Specific Duties: Views from public authorities

This explored Scottish public authorities’ experiences in approaching their Public Sector Equality Duties. This report presents views about what authorities have learnt from their implementation of the Scottish specific duties.

The Scottish Government commissioned the research in September 2013, to help inform Scottish Ministers as they prepare to meet their duty to publish proposals for activity to enable the better performance of the Public Sector Equality Duty.


1. The Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) (Scotland) Regulations 2012 list all public authorities who are subject to the specific duties (referred to as 'listed authorities').

2. Public Authorities in Scotland - Who is covered by the Specific Duties under the Public Sector Equality Duty?, EHRC Scotland, May 2013

3. The brief for this work specifically excluded Scottish Ministers from this research.

4. The relevant protected characteristics are age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.



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