Equality and Human Rights Commission

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A non-departmental public body established under the Equality Act 2006. It is accountable for its public funds but independent of government. The Commission brings together the work of three previous bodies – the Equal Opportunities Commission, the Commission for Racial Equality, and the Disability Rights Commission – and assumes responsibility for equality in the areas of age, sexual orientation, and religion or belief. The commission has new enforcement powers and a mandate to promote understanding of the Human Rights Act.

http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/en/Pages/default.aspx Website of the EHRC: provides information on human rights, public-sector equality duties, and best practice for employers

Subjects: Law — Human Resource Management.

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