Creating a fairer Britain
In this section, you will find updates from the Commission's legal team on developing areas of law. This includes all areas of discrimination and human rights law.
The Supreme Court has dismissed the appeal from hotel owners Peter and Hazelmary Bull, who had refused to honour a gay couple’s booking of a double bedroom.
The Commission has responded to the GEO's consultation on the details of equal pay audits, and on the contents of regulations which the Government intends to introduce in 2014.
More than six years after 251 women raised their claims for equal pay against Dumfries and Galloway Council, the Supreme Court has upheld their right to compare their terms and conditions with men who are also employed by the Council but work in or from different workplaces. The judgment has been heralded by the appellants'; trade union, UNISON, as ‘historic’ and they say it will lead to over 2,000 women sharing an estimated £12 million in compensation. Laura Hutchison, Senior Enforcement Officer, EHRC Scotland explores the decision.
Katy Reade, senior lawyer at EHRC, explores the Court of Appeal's decision in R (Catt). The case concerns the powers of the police to collect and retain personal information about members of the public who are attending lawful public demonstrations.
Update on the EAT's findings - and proposed appeal to the Court of Appeal - in a case concerning post employment victimisation.