Everyone deserves to be treated fairly, regardless of their age, disability, gender, gender identity/reassignment, race, religion or sexual orientation.
There is no place in Scotland for prejudice or discrimination.
- providing funding to organisations to help promote equality
- considering equality in our everyday work through mainstreaming
- producing a race equality framework
- working to make sure women and men receive equal treatment and are not discriminated against because of their gender
We are also working to make sure the following groups are treated fairly, and can access services that meet their needs:
We take equality into account in all that we do, as both a policy maker and an employer.
The Equality Outcomes and Mainstreaming Report 2017 gives an update on our progress.
Bills and legislation
The Equality Act 2010 brought together existing equality legislation.
It focuses on people with the following protected characteristics: age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, sex, sexual orientation and religion and belief.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org – Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000 – Central Enquiry Unit
Directorate for Local Government and Communities