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British Law >> Citizen Area >> Equal Opportunities and Discrimination

Equal Opportunities and Discrimination

British laws addressing equalities focus equality of treatment and equality of opportunity, and specifically address areas of discrimination around race, gender, disability, etc.

Commission for Equality and Human Rights - (CEHR) is the body proposed by Government in 2003, and expected to come into operation in 2006. It is intended to conjoin the work of the :

Commission for Racial Equality - CRE.

Equal Opportunities Commission - EOC.

Disability Rights Commission - DRC.

All of the above provide a wealth of information on laws and regulations relating to equalities issues in their various areas of concern. They have plenty of detailed advice on specific topics under discrimination, equalities, harassment, etc.

Equality and Diversity Forum is a network of organisations addressing equalities and their members list is a good source of links to relevant support organisations and information.

Women and Equality is a unit addressing equal wages, support for women at work, and a host of other issues.

disability.gov.uk is the main Government site explaining what the law says concerning the rights of people with disability.

Deaf Lawyers is a collaboration between deaf and hard-of-hearing lawyers, students, and deaf people trying to access the legal profession. It provides plenty of advice to deaf people dealing with law.

Citizen Advice Bureau can also help with advice on laws related to discrimination and equality.