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  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 19 Feb 2019

    Sometimes there are situations where equality law applies differently. This guide explains the situations.

  • Multipage Guide

    Last updated: 19 Feb 2019

    This guide looks at making sure you are not discriminating unlawfully in dismissing a disabled person, dismissing a disabled person because they can no longer do the job and procedures.

  • Multipage Guide

    Last updated: 19 Feb 2019

    Guidance for employers on avoiding discrimination when making redundancy decisions.

  • Multipage Guide

    Last updated: 19 Feb 2019

    Guidance for managers on managing retirement and changes in the law since April 2011.

  • Multipage Guide

    Last updated: 15 Jul 2019

    We look at how you can make sure you are not discriminating unlawfully in selecting people for redundancy, and in particular how this applies to references.

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    First Published: 30 Jul 2014

    This summary distils the key findings of a report on the cumulative impact assessment of tax, welfare and spending policies.

  • Multipage Guide

    Last updated: 19 Feb 2019

    Guidance for employers on equality law and dismissal, redundancy and retirement.

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    First Published: 01 Jun 2014

    This guide explains what human rights are relevant to business. It sets out six steps to help you identify and manage human rights impacts in your business operations. It also explains how nine key human rights may be relevant to your business.

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 11 Mar 2019

    Here you will find information and resources relating to the background to equality duty in Scotland.

  • 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: 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: 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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