ACL - Gender Equality Duty

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The Gender Equality Duty [GED] is a legal obligation which
came into force in April 2007. It was introduced by the
Equality Act 2006, which in turn amended the Sex
Discrimination Act 1975. The GED requires public authorities
to promote gender equality and eliminate sex discrimination.
Instead of depending on individuals making complaints about
sex discrimination, the duty places the legal responsibility on
public authorities to demonstrate that they treat men and
women fairly. The duty will affect policy making, public
services, such as transport, and employment practices such as
recruitment and flexible working.

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The Gender Equality Duty