House of Lords Select Committee to examine Equality Act

The House of Lords Select Committee on the Equality Act 2010 and Disability is to review the way that the Equality Act is serving disabled people, and has launched a ‘Call for Evidence’ from all interested parties.

The areas to be considered include:

  • The achievements of the Equality Act 2010 in harmonising disability discrimination law.
  • Possible gaps in the legislation affecting people with disabilities.
  • Reasonable adjustment, and how well this concept is understood and implemented. How effective the public sector equality duty has been in practice.
  • How different approaches to the law across the UK have worked.
  • The division of responsibilities between Ministers and between Government departments.
  • The role of the Equality and Human Rights Commission in enforcing the legislation.

For more information, visit the UK Parliament website. Responses must be received by 4th September.

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