News listing

  • News

    Published: 28 Apr 2016

    Lord Chris Holmes comments on BBC’s new recruitment diversity targets

  • News

    Published: 26 Apr 2016

    The Secretary of State and Minister for Women and Equalities’ have appointed David Isaac as the new Chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, and Dr Lesley Sawyers as the new Commissioner for Scotland.

  • News

    Published: 05 Apr 2016

    An ongoing culture of secrecy, poor access to specialist mental health services and a lack of high quality independent investigations has contributed to hundreds of non-natural deaths in detention, according to a new report by the Commission.

  • News

    Published: 01 Apr 2016

    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.

  • News

    Published: 01 Apr 2016

    Commenting in response to the Department of Health’s equality analysis of the new junior doctors’ contract, a Commission spokesperson said: 'It is important that Government ensures the new contract of employment for junior doctors does not unlawfully indirectly discriminate against some doctors, and that it properly considers the potential impacts of the contract on equality of opportunity.'

  • News

    Published: 24 Mar 2016

    Commenting in response to a new report from the House of Lords on the impact of the Equality Act 2010 on disabled people, Lord Holmes, EHRC Disability Commissioner said: “We strongly agree that the Government must take more comprehensive action to improve the lives of disabled people so that they can participate fully in society. “It is unacceptable that legislation to remove barriers including poor access to taxis and housing has been on the statute book for 20 years but have not yet been brought into force.

  • News

    Published: 22 Mar 2016

    The Equality and Human Rights Commission is today calling for urgent action to be taken as new research suggests more than three quarters of pregnant women and new mothers - the equivalent of 390,000 women across Britain and 17,000 in Wales - experience negative and potentially discriminatory treatment at work each year.

  • News

    Published: 10 Mar 2016

    The 2016 Annual Human Rights Lecture was delivered by Reverend Aled Edwards, who is Chief Executive of Cytun (Churches Together in Wales), Secretary of the Interfaith Council for Wales and a member of the Commission’s Wales Committee.

  • News

    Published: 02 Mar 2016

    Thousands of people could be at risk of being denied jobs and services each year due to unlawful, discriminatory adverts, the Equality and Human Rights Commission warns today. Complaints about adverts which discriminate against older workers or on the basis of sex appear the most common but people ...

  • News

    Published: 12 Feb 2016

    Commenting in response to Government publishing draft regulations to make gender pay gap reporting mandatory for large companies, Rebecca Hilsenrath, CEO at the Equality and Human Rights Commission said:

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