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  • Commission publishes Guide to Establishing Gypsy Traveller sites: The Equality & Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has today published research on how local authorities have successfully developed and maintained Gypsy Traveller sites in Scotland. The research was commissioned in direct response to claims from some Scottish local authorities that they were unable to secure land or planning permission to build new permanent or transit sites. 
  • Commission requires NHS Tayside to meet the communication needs of Deaf PatientsThe Equality & Human Rights Commission today announced that it has signed a formal agreement with NHS Tayside to ensure that in future they will meet their duty under the Equality Act 2010 to ensure all deaf patients have their communication needs met when accessing NHS Tayside's services.
  • Commission welcomes landmark education ruling: The Equality and Human Rights Commission has welcomed a Sherriff Court ruling that a Scottish Council acted unlawfully when it removed a disabled student’s support package on the day he turned 18.  
  • EHRC Scotland produces dramatised case studies to assist employers:  To help companies get equality in the workplace right the EHRC, through Glasgow Chambers of Commerce, commissioned a theatre group to act out real situations of discrimination that have been heard in the courts. The cases explore the issues faced by employers and employees as well as how The Equality Act can have a positive effect on your business.


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Last Updated: 19 Jan 2015