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  • Last updated: 05 May 2016

    9 March 2015 The Commission supports the aims of the Armed Forces (Service Complaints Financial Assistance) Bill and welcomes the establishment of the office of Ombudsman. However, the Commission’s analysis concludes that amendments to the Bill are needed to ensure that the service complaints sys...

  • Last updated: 05 May 2016

    10 Feb 2015 The Commission supports the aims of the Armed Forces (Service Complaints and Financial Assistance) Bill and welcomes the establishment of the office of Ombudsman. However, the Commission’s analysis concludes that amendments to the Bill are needed to ensure that the service complaints...

  • Last updated: 29 Jun 2016

    2 February 2015 The Commission supports the aims of the Bill and welcomes the establishment of the office of Ombudsman. However, the Commission’s analysis concludes that amendments to the Bill are needed to ensure that the service complaints system and the Ombudsman contribute effectively to a re...

  • Last updated: 05 May 2016

    Care Bill: Ping Pong - House of Lords Briefing for sitting on 07 May 2014 Briefing in support of Earl Howe’s amendment to the Care Bill The Commission welcomes Earl Howe’s amendment to the Care Bill that would introduce a revised version of Clause 48 into the Bill. The amendment would clarify...

  • Last updated: 05 May 2016

    House of Commons - Report Stage Briefing One - Briefing in support of New Clause 11 - provision of certain care and support services to be a public function under the Human Rights Act 1998 New Clause 11, tabled by Paul Burstow MP and supported by Liz Kendall MP and Andrew George MP, seeks to give ...

  • Blog

    Published: 31 Jul 2015

    The publication of the Commission’s report ‘Pregnancy and Maternity Related Discrimination and Disadvantage’ showed disturbingly high rates of discrimination against pregnant women. While the report makes for depressing reading we welcome the fact that the report has been published so we can d...

  • Blog

    Published: 23 Jul 2015

    Welcome to our new #worksforme campaign for employers and employees. Over the next four weeks we’ll be showcasing useful guidance aimed at helping make pregnancy and maternity work for everyone, whether you’re running a small business or a first-time mum planning your return to work. The state...

  • Multipage Guide

    Last updated: 19 Feb 2019

    The duty contains three requirements that apply in situations where a disabled person would otherwise be placed at a substantial disadvantage compared with people who are not disabled.

  • Blog

    Published: 13 Jul 2015

    That iconic seven metre high model of pity towering over us in the city of London is hard to avoid. The artwork known as Charity by Damien Hirst - one of Britain's most controversial artists, features the ‘old school’ callipered child collecting for her own existence and aims to mark the end o...

  • Multipage Guide

    Last updated: 19 Feb 2019

    Guidance for transport providers on providing reasonable adjustments for disabled people

  • Blog

    Published: 05 Jul 2015

    Fairness is one of this nation's most enduring values, alongside respect for others and challenging intolerance. We are fortunate to live in a place where respect for the rights we all share is something we expect and can have confidence in advocating for. But fairness is one of the most over-used,...

  • Blog

    Published: 16 Jun 2015

    In 2014, the Equality and Human Rights Commission published its Invisible Workforce report into practices within the cleaning sector. The cleaning industry employs large numbers of female, ethnic minority and migrant workers, some of whom are in vulnerable situations. In addition, employees in the c...

  • Blog

    Published: 15 Jun 2015

    I often think about how hard it would be to explain contemporary casual travelling to people who lived hundreds of years ago. How to explain to a medieval knight that, while I’m based in London, because the EHRC has an office in Manchester, I spend every Wednesday there – but am still home in ti...

  • Multipage Guide

    Last updated: 19 Feb 2019

    Guidance on reasonable adjustments where a disabled person would otherwise be placed at a substantial disadvantage compared with people who are not disabled.

  • Blog

    Published: 28 May 2015

    Two court cases in England and Northern Ireland in the last week have brought into focus again the issues around race and religion. Two private companies were each found to have discriminated unlawfully against individuals because of their protected characteristics: Wetherspoons (in refusing entry t...

  • Last updated: 06 Jul 2016

    9 December 2014 This briefing supports the House of Lords amendment to provisions on interveners and costs in judicial review cases in Part 4 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill. As the regulator of the public sector equality duty (PSED) and a National Human Rights Institution, the Commission ...

  • Blog

    Published: 19 Mar 2015

    The renewed consensus on tackling income inequality shared by the major political parties in Scotland is welcome. But will these anti-poverty policies benefit everyone equally? Is there a risk that as we work to narrow the gap between the poorest and richest in Scotland we inadvertently widen the g...

  • Blog

    Published: 12 Mar 2015

    The date of the general election – 7 May 2015 – will have been circled in municipal calendars for months if not years. Logistically, it is one of the biggest events that local authorities are charged with organising and for all the focus on Westminster, it is in local schools, libraries and leis...

  • Last updated: 05 May 2016

    1 December 2014 This briefing supports the House of Lords amendment to provisions on interveners and costs in judicial review cases in Part 4 of the Criminal Justice and Courts Bill. As the regulator of the public sector equality duty (PSED) and a National Human Rights Institution, the Commission ...

  • Multipage Guide

    Last updated: 19 Feb 2019

    Advice on reasonable adjustments, who pays for adjustments, and Access to Work.

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