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.