An ongoing culture of secrecy, poor access to specialist mental health services and a lack of high quality independent investigations has contributed to hundreds of non-natural deaths in detention, according to a new report by the Commission.
A major inquiry reveals that the headline progress of achieving 25% women across the boards of Britain’s biggest companies is masking a reality in which more than 60% of individual FTSE 350 companies (213) failed to meet the target.
Commenting in response to the Department of Health’s equality analysis of the new junior doctors’ contract, a Commission spokesperson said: 'It is important that Government ensures the new contract of employment for junior doctors does not unlawfully indirectly discriminate against some doctors, and that it properly considers the potential impacts of the contract on equality of opportunity.'
Commenting in response to a new report from the House of Lords on the impact of the Equality Act 2010 on disabled people, Lord Holmes, EHRC Disability Commissioner said: “We strongly agree that the Government must take more comprehensive action to improve the lives of disabled people so that they can participate fully in society. “It is unacceptable that legislation to remove barriers including poor access to taxis and housing has been on the statute book for 20 years but have not yet been brought into force.
Mae’r Comisiwn Cydraddoldeb a Hawliau Dynol heddiw yn galw am weithredu brys wrth i ymchwil newydd awgrymu bod dros dri chwarter o fenywod beichiog a mamau newydd – sy’n cyfateb i 390,000 o fenywod ar draws Prydain a 17,000 yng Nghymru – yn cael eu trin yn negyddol ac o bosib yn wahaniaethol yn eu gwaith bob blwyddyn.
Cafodd Darlith Hawliau Dynol Flynyddol 2016 ei thraddodi gan y Parchedig Aled Edwards, Prif Weithredwr Cytûn (Eglwysi Ynghyd yng Nghymru), Ysgrifennydd y Cyngor Rhyngffydd i Gymru ac aelod Pwyllgor Cymru’r Comisiwn.
Thousands of people could be at risk of being denied jobs and services each year due to unlawful, discriminatory adverts, the Equality and Human Rights Commission warns today.
Complaints about adverts which discriminate against older workers or on the basis of sex appear the most common but people ...
Commenting in response to Government publishing draft regulations to make gender pay gap reporting mandatory for large companies, Rebecca Hilsenrath, CEO at the Equality and Human Rights Commission said:
Commenting in response to the Intelligence Security Committee’s (ISC) report which raises concerns over the lack of protection for people’s privacy in the Investigatory Powers Bill, a spokesperson for the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said: