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Dyletswydd Gydraddoldeb y Sector Cyhoeddus

Cynnwys Safonol Dyletswydd Gydraddoldeb y Sector Cyhoeddus wedi ei ddiweddaru. Rydym yn cyhoeddi ystod o wybodaeth gydraddoldeb i arddangos sut yr ydym yn cyflawni Dyletswydd Gydraddoldeb y Sector Cyhoeddus. Mae’r Ddyletswydd yn cynnwys dyletswydd gydraddoldeb gyffredinol a dyletswyddau penodol, sy’n helpu awdurdodau i gyflawni’r ddyletswydd gyffredinol. Nod y ddyletswydd gydraddoldeb gyffredinol yw integreiddio ystyriaethau hyrwyddo cydraddoldeb i fusnes pob dydd awdurdodau cyhoeddus. Yn gryno, mae rhaid i’r rheiny sy’n ddarostyngedig i’r ddyletswydd gydraddoldeb roi sylw i’r angen i:

  • Dileu gwahaniaethu anghyfreithlon, aflonyddu ac erledigaeth ac ymddygiadau eraill sydd wedi’u gwahardd gan y Ddeddf.
  • Hyrwyddo cyfle cyfartal rhwng pobl sy’n rhannu nodwedd a’r rhai and ydynt
  • Meithrin perthynas dda rhwng pobl sy’n rhannu nodwedd a’r rhai and ydynt Darganfod mwy o wybodaeth am Ddyletswydd Gydraddoldeb y Sector Cyhoeddus

The Public Sector Equality Duty (the Equality Duty) was created by the Equality Act 2010 in order to harmonise the previous race, disability and gender equality duties and to extend protection to the new protected characteristics listed in the Act. The Equality Duty replaced these duties and it came into force on 5 April 2011.

The duty covers age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation. It applies in England, Scotland and in Wales. The general equality duty is set out in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010.

In summary, those subject to the general equality duty must have due regard to the need to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Act.
  • Advance equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.
  • Foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not.

These are sometimes referred to as the three aims of the general equality duty. The Act helpfully explains that having due regard for advancing equality involves:

  • Removing or minimising disadvantages suffered by people due to their protected characteristics.
  • Taking steps to meet the needs of people from protected groups where these are different from the needs of other people.
  • Encouraging people from protected groups to participate in public life or in other activities where their participation is disproportionately low.

The Act states that meeting different needs involves taking steps to take account of disabled people's disabilities. It describes fostering good relations as tackling prejudice and promoting understanding between people from different groups. It states that compliance with the equality duty may involve treating some people more favourably than others.

The duty to have due regard to the need to eliminate discrimination also covers marriage and civil partnership in the workplace.

More information about the Public Sector Equality Duty can be found from the Advice and Guidance area of our website.

Diweddarwyd ddiwethaf: 14 Apr 2016