This page on the GOV.UK web site contains a variety of guidance documents, case studies, and research publications relating to age discrimination in employment, from the government’s “Age Positive” initiative.
The “Disabled people” section of the government’s GOV.UK web site includes information about disability rights under the Equality Act 2010, and, within the “Work and disabled people” section, information about reasonable adjustments and avoiding discrimination in recruiting.
The Judicial College’s Equal Treatment Bench Book provides guidance for judges and judicial office holders on equal treatment in respect of such matters as race, belief systems, children, disability, women, and sexual orientation. This page on the Courts and Tribunals Judiciary web site provides access to the full text of the 2013 Bench Book, with 2015 amendments.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission was established on 1 October 2007 under the Equality Act 2006. It replaced the Equal Opportunities Commission, Commission for Racial Equality and Disability Rights Commission, taking over their existing responsibilities for racial, disability and sex discrimination and also taking on new responsibilities for aspects of equality relating to sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, and human rights. Guidance relating to current legislation and codes of practice can be found in the “Advice and Guidance” section. Information about the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Equality Act 2010 can be found under the relevant headings, while “Our Legal Action” includes information about the Commission’s enforcement work.
The Equality Commission took over on 1 October 1999 the functions previously carried out by the Commission for Racial Equality for Northern Ireland, the Equal Opportunities Commission for Northern Ireland, the Fair Employment Commission and the Northern Ireland Disability Council. The site has sections aimed at individuals and at employers and service providers. The “Delivering Equality” section includes information about the commission’s work, and about various subject areas, and a searchable database of cases the commission has supported. There are also legislation, publications and news sections accessible via the links at the foot of each page.
This section of the European Commission’s Justice and fundamental rights site has information on the EU’s anti-discrimination activities on behalf of EU citizens. It covers discrimination on the grounds of gender, racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, age, or sexual orientation.
The Government Equalities Office (GEO) secton of the GOV.UK web site has information about the work of the GEO and government equality policies, a large selection of publications, statistics, and consultation documents.
Industrial Tribunals in Northern Ireland hear and determine claims relating to a range of employment matters, including unfair dismissal, breach of contract, and discrimination on the grounds of sex, race, disability, sexual orientation and equal pay. The Fair Employment Tribunal hears and determines complaints of discrimination on the grounds of religious belief and/or political opinion. The site contains main decisions, in a searchable database, from 2007 onwards. Information booklets may be downloaded from the Publications & Statistics section. In the Useful Information section there are links to relevant legislation on the Legislation.gov.uk web site.
The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) was originally established in 1958 as an independent educational charity to carry out research, publish and collect resources on race relations throughout the world. It was reorganised into an anti-racist “thinktank” in 1972. The IRR web site provides background information relating to race relations, discrimination, asylum and immigration in Britain, Europe and internationally.
The Migration Policy Group (MPG) is an independent organisation, based in Brussels, committed to policy development on migration and mobility, anti-discrimination and equality, and diversity and integration. The web site includes information on MPG’s programmes of work in those three areas. Publications include a series of Anti-Discrimination Reports covering over 20 European countries, and (within the Anti-Discrimination section) all issues to date of the bi-annual European Anti-Discrimination Law Review (2005 onwards).
Press for Change is a political lobbying and educational organisation which campaigns to achieve equal civil rights and liberties for all transgender people in the United Kingdom. Its “The Law” section features relevant UK legislation and case law from tribunals and courts in the UK concerning gender reassignment.