Equality and human rights

Equality and human rights guidance:

Protected characteristics The Equality Act 2010 provides protection against discrimination which relates to certain listed characteristics which people may possess. Some...

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Convention rights The Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998) came into force in October 2000 and gives effect to the rights contained in the European Convention on Human Rights...

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The government has stated that tackling the gender pay gap is a priority and that its goal is to 'end the gender pay gap in a generation'. It has brought into force...

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Brexit: This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no longer an EU Member...

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Parliamentary statements of compatibility Introduction The Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998) is designed not only to give people a remedy when their...

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The European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) was adopted by the Council of Europe in 1950. The ECHR sets out the rights and freedoms which the contracting parties are...

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Parliamentary statements of compatibility The Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998) is designed not only to give people a remedy when their rights under the European...

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Neither the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998) nor the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR) contain express defences for public authorities to raise in response to a...

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The rights preserved under the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), as set out in the Human Rights Act 1998 Sch 1, can be broadly divided into three groups: •...

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This Practice Note considers the court’s position as a public authority for the purposes of the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998) and the effect on judgments concerning...

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This Practice Note considers the court’s position as a ‘public authority’ for the purposes of the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998) and the effect on judgments concerning...

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The Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998) imposes a duty on all public authorities in the UK to act in a manner that is compatible with rights under the European Convention on...

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Neither the Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998) nor the European Convention on Human Rights (as set out in HRA 1998, Sch 1) contains express defences for public authorities...

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This Practice Note considers the definition of disability for the purposes of protection from discrimination and other prohibited conduct under the Equality Act 2010 (EqA...

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Background This Practice Note summarises the law and provides practical guidance to service providers in respect of their obligations to provide goods, services and...

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Statutory framework The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is an independent non-departmental public body established under the Equality Act 2006 (EA 2006),...

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Medical evidence obviously plays an important role in prohibited conduct claims under the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010) which rely on the protected characteristic of...

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The gender pay gap reporting obligations are set out in the following pieces of legislation: • Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017, SI...

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In last 10 years annual number of statutory instruments passed grew from 71 to 3,286 statutory instruments, demonstrating the increasing codification of UK law and the...

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Brexit: This Practice Note contains guidance on subjects impacted by the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no longer an EU Member...

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Judicial deference is also known as 'respect is a central concept in judicial review’ and is not limited to cases involving human rights. In cases involving human rights,...

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Protected characteristics The Equality Act 2010 provides protection against discrimination which relates to certain listed characteristics which people may possess. Some...

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This Practice Note sets out the law regarding discrimination because of pregnancy, pregnancy-related illness or maternity under the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010). A...

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The Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998) requires public authorities not to act in ways which are incompatible with the rights guaranteed by the European Convention on Human...

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The Human Rights Act 1998 (HRA 1998) requires public authorities not to act in ways which are incompatible with the rights guaranteed by the European Convention on Human...

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The public sector equality duty (PSED) as defined and set out in Part 11 of the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010) comprises: • a general equality duty—the over-arching...

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