Our response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic
In these challenging times, we will lead the way in upholding our nation’s shared values of justice, freedom and compassion. We will create a fairer Britain by championing the rights of the most disadvantaged in our society. In particular, we will uphold the rights of those in the most vulnerable situations during and after this time of national emergency.
Gender pay gap reporting: furloughed employees
Read our guidance on including furloughed employees in gender pay gap reporting.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for employers
Tips to make sure you don't discriminate when making difficult decisions.
Equality in residential care in Scotland
Our recommendations to help care homes and public authorities comply with equality law.
Retailers’ legal responsibility to disabled customers
Four steps to meet your customers' needs throughout the pandemic.
How coronavirus has affected equality and human rights
This report summarises evidence that helps us understand the effects of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on different groups in society.
How we're responding to the pandemic
Chair David Isaac talks about the work we're doing to make sure equality and human rights are considered in the response to the pandemic.
Advice to governments
Suspending gender pay gap enforcement
We have suspended enforcement action for the 2019 to 2020 reporting year.
Suspending Public Sector Equality Duty reporting
We have postponed some obligations under the specific duties for those public authorities due to report in 2020.
Our letters to the British Retail Consortium
On how we can work together to make sure that disabled people are not left further behind during this emergency.
Our letter to the British Medical Association
We have written to the British Medical Association to highlight our concerns around its ethical guidance during the coronavirus outbreak.
Inclusive justice: interim report
Interim findings from our criminal justice inquiry, as the use of video and phone hearings increases in response to COVID-19.
Last updated: 24 Jan 2021