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  • Last updated: 07 Oct 2016

    Fifth, society should aim to give more people greater personal autonomy and civic power. It is a significant challenge to reduce the rise of the need for and cost of informal care, and to increase autonomy, choice and control for both carers and those who receive care. Reduce the rise of the need for and cost of informal care, and to increase autonomy, choice and control for both carers and those who receive care. This is an emergent challenge, in as much as the demands for informal care are likely to increase significant...

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 27 Jun 2016

    What is Race discrimination ? We explain its definition, areas covered and what constitutes discrimination.

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 27 Feb 2017

    What is Race discrimination? We explain its definition, areas covered and what constitutes discrimination.

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 17 Nov 2016

    What is Sex discrimination? We explain its definition, areas covered and what constitutes discrimination.

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 11 Oct 2016

    What is Sexual Orientation discrimination? We explain its definition, areas covered and what constitutes discrimination.

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 20 Oct 2016

    How to comply with equality law and implement good practice in all aspects of employment including recruitment, pay, working hours, managing staff and developing policies.

  • Last updated: 23 Jun 2016

    The Equality Act came into force from October 2010 providing a modern, single legal framework with clear, streamlined law to more effectively tackle disadvantage and discrimination. Equality Act guidance Download our guidance for employers, workers, service users and providers and education provide...

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    First Published: 01 Jan 2011

    This is a a code of practice that covers discrimination in services and public functions as set out in Part 3 of the Act and discrimination by associations.

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 10 May 2016

    In line with our statutory powers, we have produced Codes of Practice on Employment, Services and Equal Pay. The main purpose of the Codes of Practice is to provide detailed explanations of the provisions in the Act and to apply legal concepts in the Act to everyday situations.

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 17 Nov 2016

    The Commission is continuing to develop a range of guidance based on the Equality Act 2010 to support our stakeholders, and make it easier for them to make informed decisions about the Act. A key element of this guidance is the suite of statutory codes of practice, which explain the statutory provis...

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 10 May 2016

    The Equality Act became law in 2010. It covers everyone in Britain and protects people from discrimination, harassment and/or victimisation. The information on the Your Rights pages is here to help you understand if you have been treated unlawfully.

  • Last updated: 15 Apr 2016

    Testimonials from education professionals.

  • Last updated: 03 May 2016

    The United Nations first accredited the Commission as an ‘A’ status National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) in 2009. We became Great Britain’s first accredited NHRI and the UK’s second - joining the Northern Ireland Human Rights Institution which was awarded ‘A’ status in 2006. The UN r...

  • Last updated: 25 May 2016

    Read about a number of case studies we have to illustrate some of the challenges we hope to tackle as a result of our triennial review.

  • Last updated: 16 May 2016

    The Commission chairs the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions' working group on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

  • Last updated: 16 May 2016

    This is where you can read about the European Network of National Human Rights Institutions' (ENNHRI) Legal Working Group.

  • Last updated: 04 May 2016

    The Commission has a range of human rights legal powers available to it, including judicial review, interventions and inquiries.

  • Last updated: 27 Mar 2016

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission uses its legal powers to protect people’s human rights and uphold the values of fairness, dignity and respect. Read more about some of the important cases we have been involved in.

  • Last updated: 15 Apr 2016

    ‘Who am I?’ kicks off learning by focusing on the pupils themselves before expanding out into the wider issues around careers and associated equality issues

  • Human Rights

    Last updated: 07 Sep 2017

    This treaty covers the rights of all people to enjoy civil, political, economic and social rights, without discrimination on grounds of race, colour, descent or national or ethnic origin.

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