Case studies

This section provides examples of how public authorities have used the Public Sector Equality Duty under section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 or under the previous duties in their employment, services or policy making. Where possible, we have highlighted how the PSED enabled public authorities to achieve tangible benefits for their staff and service users including:

  • Financial benefits: increasing cost-effectiveness and saving resources.
  • Organisational benefits: increasing transparency or accountability, better decision-making, improving organisational culture.
  • Social benefits: providing better access to services, increasing social inclusion, preventing discrimination and/or community tensions and tackling stereotypes.
  • Individual benefits: improving a person's life chances.

Local Government


Criminal justice

Health and social care

By sharing these examples the Commission is not making a judgment about whether a particular public authority is meeting any or all of their legal obligations.

Last Updated: 26 Jan 2015