Example of how the public sector equality duty could apply
A local authority plans to cut its mental health care support services. This decision has to comply with the public sector duty. This means that the authority should:
- consult the people who use the service and their families
- consider the impact this decision will have on the service users and their families
If it fails to do this then it may not have followed its public sector equality duty and people may make complaints, or take them to court.