Committed2Equality: links

The following websites are recommended by C2E:

Acas aims to improve organisations and working life through better employment relations. They provide up-to-date information, independent advice and high quality training, and they work with employers and employees to solve problems and improve performance.
BIS is charged with building a dynamic and competitive UK economy by: creating the conditions for business success; promoting innovation, enterprise and science; and giving everyone the skills and opportunities to succeed. To achieve this it will foster world-class universities and promote an open global economy
GEO is a small policy Department employing just over 100 staff, which has responsibility within Government for equality strategy and legislation. GEO takes the lead on issues relating to women, sexual orientation and transgender equality matters.
Federation of Small Businesses
With over 185,000 members, the FSB is recognised as the voice of small business by leading politicians of all major parties. Whatever your business, the Federation will work for you.
Confederation of British Industry
The CBI works actively on a wide range of areas of importance for the business community. Their aim is to make sure that the business environment in which you operate is the best it can be - they want British business to be globally competitive and successful.
Equality and Human Rights Commission
The new Equality and Human Rights Commission opened on 1 October 2007.

The commission is working to eliminate discrimination, reduce inequality, protect human rights and to build good relations, ensuring that everyone has a fair chance to participate in society.

The previous commissions have been replaced by the EHRC – the Equal Opportunities Commission, the Commission for Racial Equality, and the Disability Rights Commission – made enormous advances, changing Britain into a fairer place. The new commission is building on their legacy to achieve change to benefit some of the most disadvantaged and voiceless people in our society. The new commission brings together the work of the three previous equality commissions and also takes on responsibility for the other aspects of equality: age, sexual orientation and religion or belief, as well as human rights.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission acts not only for the disadvantaged, but for everyone in society, and can use its new enforcement powers where necessary to guarantee people's equality. It also has a mandate to promote understanding of the Human Rights Act.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission is a non-departmental public body (NDPB) established under the Equality Act 2006 – accountable for its public funds, but independent of government.

The Equality and Human Rights Commission's job is to promote equality and human rights, and to create a fairer Britain. They do this by providing advice and guidance, working to implement an effective legislative framework and raising awareness of an individual's rights.


Acts and regulationsLinks
Equality Act 2010
Work Foundation
Sex Discrimination Act 1975 and 1976
Race Relations Act 1976
Race Relations Amendment Act 2000
Equal Pay (Amendments) Act 1983
Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974
Disability Discrimination Act 1995
The Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994
Working Time Regulations 1998 (Amended)
Part-time Employees (Prevention of less favourable treatment) Regulations 2000
The Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003
The Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003
The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006