Published: 05 Feb 2016
Commenting in response to the Government’s announcement today of a review into the lack of progression of ethnic minorities in business, a Commission spokesperson said:
'This is as a welcome step towards tackling the roadblocks to opportunity that ethnic minorities still face in the workplace. We know from our recently published review of equality and human rights in the UK, that people from ethnic minority backgrounds continue to fall behind in areas such as education, pay and getting into and on at work. We hope this is the start of a comprehensive long-term strategy to achieve race equality and we look forward to working with Government on this.'
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- See our review of equality and human rights in the UK, 'Is Britain Fairer?'
- The Equality and Human Rights Commission is a statutory body established under the Equality Act 2006. It operates independently to encourage equality and diversity, eliminate unlawful discrimination, and promote and protect human rights. The Commission enforces equality legislation on age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation. It encourages compliance with the Human Rights Act 1998 and is accredited by the UN as an ‘A status’ National Human Rights Institution.