COMMONS

The role of the Equality and Human Rights Commission examined

27 November 2018

The Women and Equalities Committee continues its inquiry into the Equality Act: the law and the role of the EHRC.

Purpose of the session

The Committee has heard, over several inquiries, that individuals have difficulties in enforcing their rights under the Act.

The Committee’s ongoing scrutiny of the EHRC has also questioned whether the Commission is making the best use of its enforcement powers.

This session will examine:

  • The advice, support and representation available in accessing rights under the Equality Act 2010
  • The role of advice, support and representation in securing wider change
  • The appropriate burden of enforcement
  • Barriers to enforcing rights
  • The role of the EHRC.

Witnesses

Wednesday 28 November, Committee room 16, Palace of Westminster.

At 09.50am:

  • Alex Hayes, Managing Director at the Equality Advisory Support Service
  • Christina McAnea, Assistant General Secretary of  UNISON
  • Nick Whittingham, Chief Executive of the Kirklees Citizens Advice & Law Centre
  • Richard Miller, Head of Justice at the Law Society

Further information

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