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  • Last updated: 04 Apr 2018

    A summary of our major achievements over the last three years.

  • Last updated: 27 Mar 2016

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is a statutory body established under the Equality Act 2006. It operates independently to encourage equality and diversity, eliminate unlawful discrimination, and protect and promote human rights. It contributes to making and keeping Britain a fair s...

  • Last updated: 20 Apr 2016

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission welcomes the aim of the Welfare Reform and Work Bill to encourage and help more people into work (where they can, and are able to), in the context of the Government's commitments to reduce the deficit and reform the welfare system. However, we have concerns ...

  • Last updated: 22 Apr 2016

    The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) response to our letter re: Welfare Reform and Work Bill 2015 - 2016, 13 October 2015. Download the letter here.

  • Last updated: 13 Oct 2016

    The Commission's letter to The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) re: Welfare Reform and Work Bill 2015 - 2016, 16 September 2015. Download the full letter here.

  • Last updated: 27 Mar 2016

    October 2012 This briefing is provided in the context of the Equality and Human Rights Commission’s (the Commission’s) statutory power under section 11 of the Equality Act 2006 to monitor and advise on the effectiveness of equality and human rights law and the likely effect of a proposed change...

  • Last updated: 12 Jul 2017

    If you use British Sign Language you can contact us by using our SignVideo online interpreting service.

  • Last updated: 28 Mar 2018

    The Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) is an advice service aimed at individuals who need expert information, advice and support.

  • Last updated: 14 Apr 2016

    This report presents the Commission’s assessment of what local authorities, Government, the Care Quality Commission and the Local Government Ombudsman have done in response to recommendations directed at them in our Close to home inquiry report. Download the Close to Home recommendations revie...

  • Last updated: 19 Sep 2017

    Access our Procurement Portal to find contract opportunities at the Commission.

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 29 Jun 2016

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

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 24 Feb 2018

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

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 11 Aug 2017

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

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 07 Jun 2016

    What is Marriage and Civil Partnership discrimination? We explain its definition, areas covered and what constitutes discrimination.

  • 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: 30 Oct 2017

    A new Equality Act came into force on 1 October 2010. The Equality Act brings together over 116 separate pieces of legislation into one single Act. Combined, they make up a new Act that provides a legal framework to protect the rights of individuals and advance equality of opportunity for all.

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