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  • Last updated: 27 Mar 2016

    2015 is an important year for equality and diversity. It marks 20 years since the landmark Disability Discrimination Act (DDA), 40 years since the Sex Discrimination Act and 50 years since the Race Relations Act. To celebrate the anniversary of the DDA, watch our video which celebrates the passing ...

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 11 Apr 2019

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

  • News

    Published: 25 Jan 2016

    Commenting in response to a group of cross-party MPs sending a letter to Government urging them to re-open a fund which gives disabled candidates help in standing for elected office, Lord Chris Holmes, Disability Commissioner at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said: “The Government should re-open the Access to Elected Office Fund and extend it across Britain to remove the barrier of extra costs disabled people face when standing for political office."

  • Blog

    Published: 17 Sep 2015

    This year sees the twentieth anniversary of the seminal Disability Discrimination Act (1995), reflecting the progress society has made in understanding the lives of disabled people and safeguarding their rights. Anniversaries always provide go...

  • 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.

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 19 Feb 2019

    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: 19 Feb 2019

    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.

  • News

    Published: 01 Mar 2019

    A legal inquiry into whether people with mental health conditions, cognitive impairments and conditions including autism are experiencing discrimination in the criminal justice system is launched today.

  • News

    Published: 04 Feb 2016

    Commenting in response to Grosvenor shopping centre in Macclesfield banning people with particular disabilities from using the Centre because they may not be able to escape in an emergency, Lord Holmes, Disability Commissioner at the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said:

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 08 Jun 2018

    For service providers, the duty to make reasonable adjustments is anticipatory; within reason, it is owed to all potential disabled customers and not just to those who are known to the service provider.

  • Last updated: 31 May 2018

    The following is a selection of books and journal articles about the Equality Act 2010.

  • News

    Published: 27 Feb 2015

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 19 Feb 2019

    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: 19 Feb 2019

    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.

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 19 Feb 2019

    Find out what the Equality Act say about your responsibilities within education.

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 27 Feb 2019

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

  • Advice and Guidance

    Last updated: 19 Feb 2019

    Find out what is unlawful under the Equality Act 2010.

  • Multipage Guide

    Last updated: 19 Feb 2019

    We explain the choices and options you have available to you if you feel you are being discriminated against using examples and further sources of advice.

  • Last updated: 07 Apr 2016

    This section contains an overview of three disability discrimination cases

  • Last updated: 07 Apr 2016

    This section details the findings of the Commission in Scotland's work examining the importance of considering discrimination in evictions.

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