This topic sets out legal and good practice requirements and advice on discrimination and diversity which are specific to local authorities. Many of these relate to the relationship between national terms and conditions of employment (which most local authorities adhere to) and the law on discrimination.


This topic does not cover issues which affect the wider public sector (including local government), such as the Public Sector Equality Duties (which are covered in a separate topic). Some of the advice referred to would not, strictly speaking, apply to local government employers who do not operate national terms and conditions, although it may still be useful to them.

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