Mae'r Ysgrifennydd Gwladol a’r Gweinidog dros Fenywod a Chydraddoldebau wedi penodi David Isaac fel Cadeirydd newydd y Comisiwn Cydraddoldeb a Hawliau Dynol, a Dr Lesley Sawyers fel y Comisiynydd newydd i'r Alban.
The BBC’s failure to reflect all sections of society as it is required by its Charter, means that clear diversity targets should for the first time be part of the Charter, the Equality and Human Rights Commission will say today.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission is today calling for the Government to take urgent action as new research suggests more than three quarters of pregnant women and new mothers, the equivalent of 390,000 women, experience negative and potentially discriminatory treatment at work each year.
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.
England's most disadvantaged groups have fallen further behind the rest of the population and risk being increasingly locked out of opportunities, according to a major new report by the Equality and Human Rights 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.