Sunday, 2 November 2008
Is Impact Assessment Happening?
I was this weekend with equality representatives undertaking the stage two element of the GFTU's current programme of training as part of its Union Modernisation Fund (UMF) project.
A critically important issue was flagged up around the lack of employer engagement/understanding around impact assessment arising from the three public sector equality duties.
I've agreed to develop a weekend course around this theme and in particular examining good practice approaches to negotiating impact assessment activity. In addition I've agreed to have a speaker from the EHRC to identify to what degree an employer's intransigence here will realistically result in an investigation or prosecution.
I am keen though to identify amongst those of you in the public sector what your experience to-date around the equality duties and impact assessment has been.