Relevant case law

Under the equality duty, public authorities must have 'due regard' to the need to eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation as well as advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not. Assessing the impact on equality of proposed changes to policies, procedures and practices is one of the key ways in which public authorities can demonstrate that they have had 'due regard'. A number of court cases show the link between 'due regard' and assessing the impact on equality.

Last Updated: 23 Jan 2015