Department for Education: Discrimination

Department for Education written question – answered on 28th September 2022.

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Photo of Bridget Phillipson Bridget Phillipson Shadow Secretary of State for Education

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many allegations of discriminatory behaviour in the workplace were made in respect of each of the protected characteristics in the Equality Act in (a) the Department for Education, (b) Ofqual and (c) Ofsted in each of the last five years.

Photo of Jonathan Gullis Jonathan Gullis The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

The number of allegations made in respect of each of the protected characteristics in the Equality Act 2010 in the Department are listed in the following table:

2017

2018

2019

2020

2021

2022*

Total

Disability

>5

>5

>5

>5

>5

6

16

Race

0

>5

>5

8

>5

0

16

Age

0

0

0

6

>5

0

9

Sex

0

0

0

0

>5

>5

3

Gender

0

0

0

0

>5

0

>5

religion

0

0

0

0

>5

0

>5

Total

>5

>5

5

15

14

7

46

*until 2 July 2022

Details where the total number of allegations, complainants, and outcomes are five or fewer are withheld under section 40(2) of the Equality Act that relates to Personal Information. This is because releasing the numbers may potentially lead to the identification of individual(s).

No records are held centrally for Ofqual and Ofsted.

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