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  • 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.

  • Last updated: 29 Jun 2016

    On 10 November 2010 the Equality and Human Rights Commission launched a Formal Inquiry using its powers under Section 16 of the Equality Act 2006. The Inquiry looked at the effectiveness of the English care and support system in protecting and promoting the human rights of older people.

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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.

  • Last updated: 29 Jan 2019

    Students develop empathy through role-play activities. Working in groups, using scripts or hot seating, students start to appreciate the feelings of people involved in negative experiences.

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    First Published: 30 Mar 2016

    This report looks at what equality means for migrants in Britain.

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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.

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    First Published: 30 Mar 2016

    This study examined how much control was influenced by the police on the ethnic composition of young people entering the youth justice system.

  • Last updated: 16 Jul 2018

    The following is a selection of books and journal articles on children and young people’s rights.

  • Last updated: 05 Sep 2018

    A selection of relevant books and journal articles on older people and workers and equality issues.

  • 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.

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    First Published: 06 Apr 2016

    This technical guidance provides advice for any organisation, public or private, which is providing a service and explains the implications of the age discrimination ban. It provides examples of how the ban works in practice, explains who is protected and sets out what constitutes discrimination, harassment and victimisation on the grounds of age.

  • 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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