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Gender Recognition Act reforms should not be rushed, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has told MSPs at Holyrood. The Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill aims to make it easier for trans people to change their legally recognised sex.

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Hospitality bosses have agreed a strict zero-tolerance approach to sexual harassment of staff in their venues with the launch of a new action plan today. The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) and UKHospitality have worked closely together to produce a practical resource to stop the harassm

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Britain must relieve the pressures on its education, health and social care systems following the coronavirus pandemic, the country’s human rights watchdog says in a report to the UN today. A widening educational attainment gap for children on free school meals and concerns about safety in the

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The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is requiring the Department for Work and Pensions to improve its treatment of disabled benefit claimants. This is in response to serious concerns about failures to meet the needs of its customers with mental health impairments and learning disabilities

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A practical guide to the law in relation to single-sex spaces has been published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) today. The guidance aims to help service providers make lawful decisions about any services they offer to women and men separately, by explaining the permitted sex and

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Eradicating discriminatory practice in the use of artificial intelligence and online is among the priorities of a new strategy published today to tackle the most significant equality and human rights challenges in the UK. The Equality and Human Rights Commission’s Strategic Plan 2022-25 sets o

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The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) is facing a legal attempt to deprive it of its status as an independent group following its advice on transgender rights. LGBT charities want the United Nations to demote the EHRC because it called for a pause on proposed reforms to the Gender Recognit

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The Scottish Legal Aid Board (SLAB) has signed a legal agreement with the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), committing it to improving its assessment and review of the impact of its policies on people with protected characteristics. The agreement, using powers under Section 23 of the Equa

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On Thursday 25 March, the Equality and Human Rights Commission Scotland will host a webinar exploring some of the discrimination issues that could arise for workers now and in the coming months. The end of lockdown is on the horizon and with that various employment-related issues which could give ri

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Six new members have been appointed to the Equality and Human Rights Commission's Scotland Committee. Mariam Ahmed, Charlie McMillan, Lindsey Millen and Tatora Mukushi take up their posts in the new year while Johanna Boyd and Peter Kelly will join the committee in January 2022.

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A statement made by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) about the lawfulness of requesting, gathering and collating data on individuals’ biological sex "misrepresents the law", according to a legal opinion commissioned by Woman’s Place UK (WPUK). Asking an individual the

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On Monday 30 November, the Equality and Human Rights Commission Scotland will host a webinar exploring the topic of retained EU law with regard to the general principles and implications for equality and workers’ rights post-Brexit. Retained EU law is an entirely new concept raising many quest

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Four new commissioners have been appointed to the board of the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) by women and equalities minister Liz Truss. Jessica Butcher MBE, David Goodhart and Su-Mei Thompson have been appointed to the board for a period of four years. In addition, the former presiden

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The Equality and Human Rights Commission in Scotland has published new research into how sexual history and bad character evidence is used in sexual offences trials. The findings have led to a call by the commission for an urgent review on how courts and the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Servic

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