Government proposals to place a duty of equality promotion on public sector bodies should not be at the expense of tackling inequalities faced by specific groups, the Disability Rights Commission says.
Last week, following a two-year inquiry into inequality in the UK, the Equalities Review called for an integrated equality duty for public bodies, which would cover race, disability, gender, age and sexual orientation. However, DRC chair Bert Massie warned: “While simplification is always desirable, it shouldn’t be achieved at the cost of watering down existing duties on race, gender and disability. Such an outcome would be regressive.”
The Equalities Review