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  • News

    Published: 25 Aug 2015

    A major new project to increase reporting rates of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) hate crime in Scotland has been announced by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 11 Apr 2016

    In this section you can find out more about your rights under Equality Act 2010 and how it protects different characteristics.

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 19 Feb 2019

    How to follow equality law no matter what type of business you are operating, from Banks to restaurants.

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 15 Jul 2019

    We have developed a series of equality law guides tailored to the specific needs of small and medium sized businesses.

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 19 Feb 2019

    Our guide to Business and Human Rights sets out six key areas that are particularly relevant to smaller business.

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    First Published: 21 Jul 2016

    This guide is one of a series written by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (the Commission) to explain how public authorities can meet the requirements of the Equality Act 2010 (the Act), which harmonises and replaces previous equalities  legislation.

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    First Published: 01 Jul 2014

    This briefing paper uses data from the 2011 Workplace Employment Relations Study to investigate small and medium-sized enterprises or organisations in the private and voluntary sectors. It compares workplaces from SMEs with those from large organisations in an analysis of: organisation characteristics; workforce profiles; employment relations, including equality issues; and employee views.

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    First Published: 09 Jun 2014

    This briefing uses British Crime Survey (BCS) data to understand the different equality groups expectations about being insulted and their experience of intimidation, threats, violence and crime.

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    First Published: 25 Apr 2016

    Is England Fairer? The state of equality and human rights 2016 is the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s report on equality and human rights progress in England based on evidence from Is Britain Fairer?, published in October 2015, and updated evidence where possible. In 2010, the Commission produced its first progress report on equality, entitled How Fair is Britain? A separate human rights progress report, the Human Rights Review, was published in 2012. Is Britain Fairer? was the Commission’s follow-up report on both equality and human rights.

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    First Published: 30 May 2014

    This briefing paper provides information for the Equality and Human Rights Commission's Measurement Framework and other areas of work, relating in particular to people in potentially vulnerable situations. 

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    First Published: 28 May 2012

    The aim of this guide is to help public authorities subject to the equality duty, and those thinking about or currently monitoring gender identity, to do so using an acceptable and methodologically robust approach

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    First Published: 01 Feb 2015

    This report sets out the activities undertaken and the improvements made since the publication of the the Commission’s report of its Section 31 (S31) Assessment of HM Treasury’s (HMT) 2010 Spending Review (Making Fair Financial Decisions).

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    First Published: 01 Apr 2014

    This guide explains three areas of equality good practice: equality policies, equality training and monitoring.

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    First Published: 01 Apr 2014

    This guide tells you how you can avoid all the different types of unlawful discrimination in the workplace.

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    First Published: 18 Jul 2014

    This report aims to clarify the existing standards in business and human rights, and to give practical guidance to businesses, including SMEs, vis-à-vis the evolving regulatory framework.

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    First Published: 01 May 2013

    This guide aims to help local authority elected members and staff who are involved in the commissioning and procurement of home care better understand their obligations under the Human Rights Act 1998.

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 17 Aug 2017

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 17 Jan 2017

    The Commission has developed the materials to help those delivering public services make decisions which are fair to all.

  • News

    Published: 10 May 2016

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission has today launched its Strategic Plan for 2016–19, setting out an ambitious programme to challenge discrimination, advance equality of opportunity, and protect and promote human rights in Britain.

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    First Published: 01 Oct 2010

    A report reviewing society’s progress in equality, human rights and good relations in Great Britain.

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