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Human rights must be protected during Brexit

The most marginalised in society will pay the price if human rights protections are weakened through Brexit and repealing the Human Rights Act, the UK’s three human rights institutions have warned. In a meeting with Sir Oliver Heald QC MP, Minister of State for Justice, the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Scottish Human Rights Commission and Northern Ireland… Read More »

Maternity discrimination costs businesses £280m

British businesses are losing nearly £280 million each year as a result of women being forced out of their jobs by pregnancy and maternity discrimination, according to new research published yesterday by the Equality and Human Rights Commission. The losses to business were largely due to recruitment and training costs, and lost productivity. These could be even higher… Read More »

EHRC Chair comments on rise in hate crime

EHRC Chair, David Isaac, commented in response to a new Home Office report, which shows a 41% increase in race or religious hate crime since the EU referendum. “These figures make it very clear that some people used the referendum result to justify their deplorable views and promote intolerance and hatred. We cannot allow this to continue and… Read More »

Met Police discrimination complainants victimised

Ethnic minority, gay and female police officers and staff in the Metropolitan Police Service (MPS), who raise complaints of discrimination expect to be victimised and fear reprisals such as being denied promotion, a major investigation report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission will say today (8th September 2016). The new report calls for changes to the law… Read More »

June Milligan is new EHRC Wales Commissioner

Welcoming the Secretary of State and Minister for Women and Equalities’ decision to appoint June Milligan as the new EHRC Wales Commissioner, Rebecca Hilsenrath, Chief Executive of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, said: ‘We are delighted to welcome June Milligan to the EHRC’s Board of Commissioners. Her knowledge and experience from previous leadership roles and passion for… Read More »

EHRC appoints new Chair and Commissioner

The Minister for Women and Equalities Nicky Morgan has today (26th April 2016) confirmed her decision to appoint David Isaac as the new Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC). The EHRC works to ensure we live in a country that upholds people’s rights, values diversity and challenges intolerance. They seek to maintain and strengthen this… Read More »

Women on Boards initiative faltering in FTSE350

A major inquiry reveals that the headline progress of achieving 25% women across the boards of Britain’s biggest companies is masking a reality in which more than 60% of individual FTSE 350 companies (213) failed to meet the target. The ground breaking inquiry, published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission today (23rd March 2016), is the most… Read More »

77% of working mothers discriminated against

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is today calling for the Government to take urgent action as new research suggests more than three quarters of pregnant women and new mothers, the equivalent of 390,000 women, experience negative and potentially discriminatory treatment at work each year. The Commission is today publishing wide-ranging proposals for change, including ensuring women have… Read More »

EHRC Report: Is Britain Fairer?

The most comprehensive review ever carried out on progress towards greater equality and human rights protection in Britain reveals that while for many life has become fairer over the past five years, for others progress has stalled and for some– in particular young people and poor White boys – life on many fronts has got worse. Is Britain… Read More »