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  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 07 Apr 2016

    Find out how public sector equality duties further and higher education institutions are subject to.

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 07 Apr 2016

    This guidance deals with the further and higher education institutions provisions of the Equality Act 2010 which prohibit further and higher education institutions from discriminating

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 07 Apr 2016

    Find out what is unlawful under the Equality Act 2010.

  • Advice and Guidance
    FAQ

    Last updated: 08 Jul 2016

    Here you can find answers to some of the higher education providers' guidance frequently asked questions.

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 07 Apr 2016

    Find out about managing exclusions from education in accordance with the Equality Act 2010.

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 22 Sep 2017

    Further and higher education institutions may find these websites useful when seeking to understand and meet their responsibilities to promote equality, diversity and tackle discrimination.

  • Last updated: 24 Aug 2017

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission is committed to providing a high quality service to everyone we deal with. In order to do this we need you to give us any comments about our service, and to tell us when we get things wrong. We want to help you resolve your complaint as quickly as possible.

  • Last updated: 31 Aug 2017

    This policy aims to set out the obligations of the Commission to comply with the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) 2000. The Freedom of Information Act gives people the right to request, in writing, information from public authorities. It is intended to promote a culture of openness and accountabi...

  • Last updated: 12 Jul 2017

    The Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) gives the public the right of access to information held by public authorities and requires public authorities to make this information available. The intention of the Act is to increase visibility into the work of public bodies.

  • Our inquiry into the recruitment and appointment practices of the top 350 listed companies at board level in the context of equality law.

  • Our inquiry looks at the progress agencies are making in relation to preventing and dealing with disability related harassment.

  • Our inquiry into the meat and poultry processing sectors found mistreatment and discrimination against migrant and pregnant workers in particular.

  • Last updated: 07 Apr 2016

    30 November 2015 This briefing supports Amendment 70AB to Clause 26 of the Enterprise Bill. Clause 26 would enable public sector exit payments to be capped at a maximum of £95,000. While the Commission supports the aim of this provision to ensure fairness and value for money for the taxpayer, in...

  • Last updated: 07 Apr 2016

    25 November 2015 This briefing supports Government Amendments 19 to 37 to Clauses 13 and 14 of, and Schedule 2 to, the Enterprise Bill. At Committee stage, the Equality and Human Rights Commission supported amendments aimed at ensuring that the Bill’s new requirements on regulators would not pla...

  • Last updated: 22 Apr 2016

    The Commission welcomes the provisions in the Immigration Bill designed to tackle illegal working and enhance the enforcement of labour market rules. This briefing supports amendments to Schedule 6 to the Bill, which is given effect by clause 34 and which changes the arrangements in place under the...

  • Last updated: 17 Oct 2016

    Parliament gave the Commission the mandate to challenge discrimination, and to protect and promote human rights and be the catalyst for change and improvement in equality and human rights.

  • Last updated: 10 Jan 2018

    The Commission has a framework document, setting out our relationship with Government and how we operate independently as an arm’s length body.

  • Last updated: 22 Apr 2016

    29 October 2015 The Commission welcomes the provisions in the Immigration Bill designed to tackle illegal working and enhance the enforcement of labour market rules. However, our view is that the way in which the changes are proposed could have the unintended consequence of undermining the Governm...

  • Last updated: 27 Mar 2016

    24 November 2015 The Equality and Human Rights Commission is the National Equality Body (NEB) for Great Britain and an “A Status National Human Rights Institution (NHRI), sharing our human rights responsibilities in Scotland with the Scottish Human Rights Commission (SHRC). As such, we play a key...

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