Creating a fairer Britain
31 July 2012
The Equality and Human Rights Commission has helped a worker who whistle-blew on racism to win his discrimination claim against Royal Mail. Mr Abdul Musa settled today for an undisclosed sum in compensation. The tribunal agreed that Mr Musa was victimised at work and unfairly dismissed by his employer because he had exposed the racist behaviour of his colleagues. It found that managers at the depot in Blackburn had known racism was an issue in the depot, but failed to act to protect Mr Musa.
19 July 2012
The Equality and Human Rights Commission welcomes the response from the Government to our Hidden in Plain Sight Report. We are pleased that the Government has agreed with the majority of our recommendations.
16 July 2012
The Equality and Human Rights Commission today issued its Annual Report and Accounts for 2011/12. The National Audit Office has again given an unqualified audit opinion on the Commission’s accounts for this year.
12 July 2012
Acas and the Equality Human Rights Commission have published a new guide to help employers understand the rights of women who are pregnant or on maternity leave when facing redundancy. The new guide, ‘Managing redundancy for pregnant employees or those on maternity leave’, outlines what the law says and advice on how to handle the situation correctly.