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  • Fairer Scotland for Disabled People – Progress Report

    Fairer Scotland for Disabled People – Progress Report

    As part of the Scottish Government's programme for a fairer Scotland, A Fairer Scotland for Disabled People (hereafter referred to as the "Action Plan"), was published in 2016.  At its heart, the Action Plan set out the Scottish Government's commitment to usher in the real tangible change needed to ensure that all disabled people are valued as equal citizens, and that they are further provided the ability to live their lives in as independent a manner as they wish.

  • What are employers' obligations under the Equality Act 2010?

    What are employers' obligations under the Equality Act 2010?

    The Equality Act 2010 (the 'Act') provides a legal framework that seeks to protect people from discrimination, including in the workplace.  The Act seeks to protect individuals from discrimination based on a 'protected characteristic'.  The protected characteristics are age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.