Inquiries and investigations
We use our unique legal powers to defend people from unfair or unequal treatment.
Challenging decisions about adult social care
Read about our inquiry into how older and disabled adults and unpaid carers can challenge local council decisions about social care and support in England and Wales.
Does the BBC pay women and men equally for equal work?
We reported on our investigation into suspected past pay discrimination against women at the BBC.
Investigation into The Labour Party
Read the results of our investigation into allegations of antisemitism in The Labour Party.
Inquiry into racial inequality in health and social care workplaces
We have launched an inquiry into the treatment and experience of ethnic minority workers in lower paid roles in the health and social care sectors.
Assessment of hostile environment policies
We have launched an assessment of the Home Office about the hostile environment policies affecting the Windrush generation.
Elite Careplus Limited recruitment investigation
Read the results of our investigation into the care agency, Elite Careplus Limited, after we received evidence that it was asking pre-employment health questions during its recruitment process.
Does the criminal justice system treat disabled people fairly?
Read the results of our inquiry into the experiences of disabled defendants or accused in the criminal justice system.
How schools are monitoring the use of restraint
We have launched an inquiry into how schools are monitoring and recording their use of restraint.
Gender pay gap action
Find out what action we are taking against employers who do not comply with the gender pay gap reporting regulations.
Legal aid for victims of discrimination
The results of our inquiry looking at whether legal aid enables people who raise a discrimination complaint in England and Wales to get justice.
Racial harassment in higher education: our inquiry
We are investigating racial harassment in universities and higher education colleges.
Housing and disabled people: Britain's hidden crisis
The results of our inquiry into the availability of accessible and adaptable housing, and the support services around it, in England, Scotland and Wales.
Preventing Deaths in Detention of Adults with Mental Health Conditions
This inquiry looked at non-natural deaths of adults with mental health conditions in detention in England and Wales. We focused on prisons, police custody and psychiatric hospitals.
Inquiry into board appointments in FTSE 350 companies
This inquiry looks at board level appointment practices of the top 350 listed companies. The aim is to identify recruitment practices which make a difference and deliver open, fair and merit based appointments.
Investigation into the Metropolitan Police Service
The Commission carried out an investigation into unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation of employees by the Metropolitan Police Service in response to concerns about the treatment of female, BME and gay officers.
Fair financial decision-making: Section 31 Assessment report
This reports on the extent to which HM Treasury met its legal obligations to consider the impact of the Government's 2010 Spending Review on people with protected characteristics.
Inquiry into disability-related harassment
Our inquiry into disability-related harassment uncovered that hundreds of thousands of disabled people regularly experience violence and bullying, much of which goes unrecognised by public authorities.
Inquiry into the home care of older people
This inquiry looked at the effectiveness of the English care and support system in protecting and promoting the human rights of older people requiring or receiving home based care and support.
Inquiry into Human Trafficking in Scotland
This Inquiry focused on trafficking for the purposes commercial sexual exploitation. The findings led to ten recommendations to make Scotland a more hostile environment for traffickers.
Last updated: 19 Jul 2021