‘The individual approach to enforcement
of equality law is no longer fit for purpose’ says the July 2019 report (pdf)
from the Women and Equalities Committee on their year-long inquiry.
The report recommends:
Developing a ‘critical mass’ of cases
to inform employers and organisations about their legal duties and make
adherence to existing equality law a priority for all organisations
Moving away from relying so heavily on
the current model of using individual litigation to create precedents
Making obligations on employers, public
authorities, and service providers explicit and enforceable
Ensuring that all who have powers to
change the way in which employers, public bodies and service providers operate
use their powers to eliminate discrimination and to advance equality.
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