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Statutory-Based Proactive Obligations to Promote Equality in Employment: Five Approaches

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Many consider the employment systems review to be the most powerful tool for bringing about equality in employment. This chapter is concerned with the proactive obligations to promote racial equality with respect to the role of public authorities as employer or contracting authorities. The proactive obligations of the Race Relations Act are only imposed upon public-sector employers, and they only relate to the promotion of racial equality. Section 71 of the Race Relations Act 1976 states in part: (1) Everybody or other person specified in Schedule 1A or of a description falling within that Schedule shall, in carrying out its functions, have due regard to the need to eliminate unlawful racial discrimination and to promote equality of opportunity and good relations between persons of different racial groups.

Keywords: employment; gender equality; Great Britain; Northern Ireland act 1998; Norway; Race Relations Act; statutory-based proactive obligations; Sweden



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