The DRC was established by the Labour government in 1999 and, at the time, was the UK's third equality commission alongside the Commission for Racial Equality and the Equal Opportunities Commission. The DRC was charged with reviewing the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 and recommending its amendment, had rights of investigation and enforcement of disability legislation, and was responsible for advising employers on how to secure equal treatment of disabled employees. It replaced an earlier and weaker body, the National Disability Council, established by the Conservatives in the 1990s. In 2007, the work of the DRC was transferred to the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
Subjects: Human Resource Management.