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  • Multipage Guide

    Last updated: 21 Feb 2019

    Key points are: where claims are brought, time limits for bringing a claim, the standard and burden of proof and what the Employment Tribunal can order your employer to do.

  • 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: 08 Aug 2018

    Whilst both equal pay and the gender gap deal with the disparity of pay women receive in the workplace, they are two different issues.

  • 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: 01 Jul 2010

    In the UK, international human rights conventions, such as CEDAW and its supplementary treaty, the Optional Protocol, can seem far removed from the daily realities of women’s and girls’ lives, especially as we have a range of domestic measures in place to promote and enforce equality between women and men. However, as women’s rights advocates in other countries have already shown, international conventions like CEDAW can offer very useful and practical tools for challenging discrimination against women and gender inequality.

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    First Published: 22 Jul 2014

    This publication aims to provide guidance on the equality law framework within which appointments to boards must be made. It is intended for companies, nomination committees, search firms and recruitment agencies in England, Scotland and Wales.

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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: 23 Apr 2011

    This briefing paper seeks to present within a single, short, document the best available, and publicly accessible, recent statistical data in the United Kingdom (UK) relating to gender pay gaps.

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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: 09 Jun 2014

    This briefing paper seeks to present within a single, short, document the best available, and publicly accessible, recent statistical data in the United Kingdom (UK) relating to gender pay gaps.

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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. 

  • News

    Published: 29 Apr 2016

    Gender segregation of school staff is totally unacceptable in modern Britain

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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 Mar 2014

    This publication provides an introduction to the key principles of the law and outlines cases that illustrate the standards job evaluation schemes must meet to provide an employer with a defence to an equal pay claim.

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    First Published: 17 Jul 2014

    The guide covers the legal obligations under equality law that universities and students’ unions have in relation to gender segregation at events and meetings.

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    First Published: 01 Mar 2014

    This publication provides summary guidance on gender-neutral job evaluation schemes and their use as a defence against equal pay claims.

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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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