Equal Opportunities Commission

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A body established by the Sex Discrimination Acts 1975 and 1986 to work towards eliminating discrimination on grounds of sex or marital status, to promote equality of opportunity between the sexes, and to keep the working of the Acts, and of the Equal Pay Act 1970, under review. Since 1 October 2007 the functions of the EOC have been integrated into the Equality and Human Rights Commission. See sex discrimination.

Subjects: Human Resource Management — Law.

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