50 Public offices: appointments, etc
50 Public offices: appointments, etc
Equality Act 2010 | Legislation

(1)     This section and section 51 apply in relation to public offices.

(2)     A public office is—

(a)     an office or post, appointment to which is made by a member of the executive;

(b)     an office or post, appointment to which is made on the recommendation of, or subject to the approval of, a member of the executive;

(c)     an office or post, appointment to which is made on the recommendation of, or subject to the approval of, the House of Commons, the House of Lords, the National Assembly for Wales or the Scottish Parliament;

[(d)     an office or post, appointment to which is made by the Lord Chief Justice or the Senior President of Tribunals].

(3)     A person (A) who has the power to make an appointment to a public office within subsection (2)(a)[, (b) or (d)] must not discriminate against a person (B)—

(a)     in the arrangements A makes for deciding to whom to offer the appointment;

(b)     as to the terms on which A offers B the appointment;

(c)     by not offering B the appointment.

(4)     A person who has the power to make an appointment to a public office within subsection (2)(a)[, (b) or (d)] must not, in relation to the office, harass a person seeking, or being considered for, the appointment.