The Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) published ‘The experience of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans staff and students in higher education’ in March 2009.
On 2 April 2009, the European Parliament voted in favour of a new directive to prevent discrimination in the provision of goods and services.
On 19 March 2009, the Equality and Human Rights Commission published ‘Immigration and the labour market: Theory, evidence and policy’.
On 10 March 2009, the Equality and Diversity Forum and Runnymede held a seminar on ‘Discrimination and disadvantage. Narrowing the gap’ with the Equality Minister Harriet Harman QC MP giving the keynote speech.
In 2009 the Equality and Human Rights Commission published ‘Inequalities experienced by Gypsy and Traveller communities: A review’.
On 25 March 2009, Grandparents Plus launched ‘Rethinking family life: exploring the role of grandparents and the wider family’ along with new opinion polling.
On 5 March 2009, the European Court of Justice published its ruling on the challenge to the UK’s compulsory retirement age.
On 5 February 2009, the Equality and Diversity Forum submitted evidence to the Joint Committee on Human Rights’ Inquiry into children’s rights.
In February 2009, the Equality and Human Rights Commission received formal notification of accreditation from the United Nations (UN) as a National Human Rights Institute (NHRI).
Making practice happen. Practitioners’ views on the most effective specific equality duties’ is a report submitted to the EHRC by Elizabeth Sclater in January 2009.