The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of Unison, making employment tribunal fees unlawful. Unison argued that the fees of up to £1,200 discriminated against women and other groups of workers.
Continue reading “Unison Legal Victory: ‘A massive win for our union and a massive win for all workers’”
The Trades Union Congress (TUC) conducted a research to better understand the experiences of LGBT+ workers across the UK (pdf), in July 2017. This research provides statistical evidence as well as the stories of LGBT+ workers to give voice to those experiences.
Continue reading “Trade Union Congress Report: The Cost of Being Out at Work”
The Equality and Human Rights Commission is recruiting a senior associate (programmes) on a permanent basis in Manchester. Applications close on 26 July 2017.
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Black people are six times more likely to be stopped and searched, up from four times in 2016. In some parts of the country, this difference is even more stark.
These are the findings of a June 2017 report (pdf) from the Criminal Justice Alliance.
Continue reading “Criminal Justice Alliance report: No respect – Young BAME Men, the Police and Stop and Search”
The Department of Health and Care Quality Commission have published a policy paper on the Quality Matters initiative (pdf).
This initiative, launched in July 2017, aims to improve adult social care.
Continue reading “Department of Health and Care Quality Commission policy paper: Adult Social Care – Quality Matters”
In July 2017, the Female Genital Mutilation Enhanced Dataset presented a national picture of the prevalence of FGM in England (pdf).
This data was collected by healthcare providers in England, including acute hospital providers, mental health providers and GP practices.
Continue reading “NHS Digital: Female Genital Mutilation Enhanced Dataset”
If women cannot exit prostitution and build viable alternatives, they are likely to remain in it and at risk of continued criminalisation.
This is according to ‘I’m no criminal’ (pdf), a report launched in July 2017 by nia, which outlines the legal and policy context in the UK surrounding prostitution.
Continue reading “nia report: ‘I’m no criminal’ – Examining the Impact of Prostitution-Specific Criminal Records on Women Seeking to Exit Prostitution”
Four years ago, the then government implemented the Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 (LASPO). Hundreds of thousands of people, who were eligible on 31 March 2013, became ineligible for legal aid the very next day.
In June 2017, the Law Society reviewed changes introduced under the act (pdf).
Continue reading “Law Society review: Access denied? LASPO Four Years On”
The Children’s Rights Alliance (CRAE) has published two child-friendly resources on children’s rights.
The July 2017 How well are we respecting children’s rights? leaflets summarise the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child’s Concluding Observations on the UK’s treatment of children and young people.
Continue reading “Children’s Rights Alliance for England leaflets: How Well are we Respecting Children’s Rights?”
Starting in June 2017, Liberty has launched a five-year campaign to put decency, compassion and fairness back at the heart of UK politics.
Continue reading “Liberty campaign: Keep Britain Kind”