Women and Equalities Committee report: Enforcing the Equality Act – the law and the role of the Equality and Human Rights Commission

Posted on August 27, 2019
Archive : August 2019
Category : News

‘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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