• Commission appoints Interim Group Director, Regulation

    23 April 2010

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission today announced the appointment of Sheila Kumar to the role of Interim Group Director, Regulation. Sheila joins the Commission from the Ministry of Justice on 26 April on a 12 month secondment.

  • A tribute to Dave Morris

    21 April 2010

    With the sudden death of David Morris on Sunday 18 April 2010 we have lost a hero of the movement for equality and human rights.

  • Statement: Commission communications during the pre-election period

    14 April 2010

    As a Non-Departmental Public Body (NDPB) the Commission is bound by Cabinet Office guidance on its conduct and role during election campaigns. We will be reducing the extent of our external communications during the pre-election period  to avoid the risk of being perceived to be supporting or promoting partisan views.

  • Commission welcomes landmark equality legislation

    08 April 2010

    The Commission today welcomed the passing of the Equality Bill, which has now received Royal Assent. It contains a series of measures for tackling inequalities which the Commission considers will help Britain to become a fairer society.

  • Polish students awarded £25,000 in discrimination and unfair dismissal case

    05 April 2010

    Two Polish workers have been awarded a total of £25,000 in an employment tribunal case against a Perthshire fruit picking company. The tribunal found against David Leslie Fruits on the grounds of race discrimination, dismissal for asserting a statutory right and unlawful deductions from wages.

  • Commission response to the Treasury Committee's Women in the City Report

    03 April 2010

    The Commission's Group Director of Strategy has responded to the Treasure Committees report on Women in the City.