Equality impact assessment (EIA)

Homeworking practise

Last updated 19 October 2020

 

The assessment 

Directorate

Economic , Prosperity and Place

New or existing service or policy?

Exisiting

Officer(s) completing the assessment

Mike Parker, Corporate Director: Economic, Prosperity and Place

What is the purpose and expected outcomes?

The purpose of the report is to agree the revised approach to homeworking.

Will there be any effect on other Council procedures or strategies e.g. Corporate Plan or the council’s workforce?

No

Are there any statutory requirements or implications?

No

Are there any other organisations/bodies involved?

No

Who are the main customer groups/stakeholders affected?

Council employees and Members.

What information/statistics/evidence are you using?

Response to the employee and union consultation.

What impact does the service/policy/project have on the nine protected characteristics as defined by the Equality Act 2010.

Prior to the Equality Act 2010, there were 3 separate public sector equality duties covering race, disability and gender. The Equality Act 2010 replaced these with a new single equality duty covering the protected characteristics listed below.

Characteristic and definitionImpact and evidence

Age - where this is referred to, it refers to a person belonging to a particular age (e.g. 32 year olds) or range of ages (e.g. 18 - 30 year olds).

The practise should have no impact.

Disability – a person has a disability if s/he has a physical or mental impairment which has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on that person's ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities.

The practise should have no impact.

Gender reassignment – the process of transitioning from one gender to another.

The practise should have no impact.

Marriage and civil partnership – marriage is defined as a 'union between a man and a woman'. Same-sex couples can have their relationships legally recognised as 'civil partnerships'.  Civil partners must be treated the same as married couples on a wide range of legal matters.

The practise should have no impact.

Pregnancy and maternity – pregnancy is the condition of being pregnant or expecting a baby. Maternity refers to the period after the birth, and is linked to maternity leave in the employment context. In the non-work context, protection against maternity discrimination is for 26 weeks after giving birth, and this includes treating a woman unfavourably because she is breastfeeding.

The practise should have no impact.

Race – it refers to a group of people defined by their race, colour, and nationality (including citizenship) ethnic or national origins.

The practise should have no impact.

Religion and belief – religion has the meaning usually given to it but belief includes religious and philosophical beliefs including lack of belief (e.g. Atheism).

The practise should have no impact.

Sex – a man or a woman.

The practise should have no impact.

Sexual Orientation – whether a person's sexual attraction is towards their own sex, the opposite sex or to both sexes.

The practise should have no impact.

Other

e.g.  Deprivation, health inequalities, urban/rural divide, community safety

None

Conclusion

Is a full assessment required?

No