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  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 12 May 2016

    Frequently asked questions on returning to work

  • News

    Published: 22 Mar 2016

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission is today calling for urgent action to be taken as new research suggests more than three quarters of pregnant women and new mothers - the equivalent of 390,000 women across Britain and 17,000 in Wales - experience negative and potentially discriminatory treatment at work each year.

  • 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.

  • publication download

    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.

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 09 Aug 2016

    A selection of topic briefing infographics from the pregnancy and maternity research.

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 22 Apr 2016

    Find out the answers to some frequently asked questions by employees about pregnancy, maternity and the Equality Act.

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 22 Apr 2016

    Find out the answers to frequently asked questions by employers about pregnancy, maternity and the Equality Act.

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 22 Apr 2016

    Our employer toolkit is intended to ensure that good communication happens before, during and after an employee's return to work.

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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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    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: 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.

  • Last updated: 19 Mar 2018

    Power to the Bump is a campaign that empowers young mothers in the workplace. Mothers can find out about their rights when pregnant, on maternity leave and return to work to ensure a healthy pregnancy.

  • Last updated: 21 Jan 2020

    Power to the Bump is a campaign that empowers young mothers in the workplace. Mothers can find out about their rights when pregnant, on maternity leave and return to work to ensure a healthy pregnancy.

  • Last updated: 24 Nov 2016

    Download resources to support the Power to the Bump campaign, empowering young mothers in the workplace.

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