Helping make Britain fairer: 10 years of the Commission, 2007 to 2017 Helping make Britain fairer: 10 years of the Commission, 2007 to 2017

10 years of the Commission


Celebrating 10 years since the Equality and Human Rights Commission was established by the Equality Act on 1 October 2007.

Challenging Employment Tribunal fees

The Government's introduction of Employment Tribunal fees stopped people like Amelia getting access to justice in her discrimination case. The Commission supported Unison in a legal case at the Supreme Court, which ruled that fees for those bringing Employment Tribunal claims were unlawful. Here's the story of that case.

Defeating disability discrimination

On 24 February 2012 wheelchair user Doug Paulley was unable to board a FirstGroup bus because the wheelchair space was occupied by a pushchair. This is the story of his legal case, which helped protect the rights of wheelchair users across the country.

Achievements and highlights

We take a look back at some of the Commission's groundbreaking legal cases and major achievements over the past 10 years.

Last updated: 06 Dec 2017