The Government launched a consultation on reforming the Employment Tribunal system in December 2016. The consultation closes at noon on 21 January 2017.
The Government published a green paper, ‘Improving Lives’, on work, disability and health in October 2016. The Government also launched an open consultation seeking views on what it will take to transform employment prospects for disabled people and people with long-term health conditions. The consultation is open until 17 February 2017.
The Women and Equalities Committee report on Pregnancy and maternity discrimination calls for UK women to have protections similar to those in Germany after a ‘shocking’ increase in workplace pregnancy discrimination over the past decade.
On 18 August 2016, the Government Equalities Office published a consultation on ‘Mandatory Gender Pay Gap Reporting – Public Sector Employers’. The consultation ran from 18 August to 30 September.
In January 2016, the House of Commons Select Committee on Women and Equalities launched an inquiry into Employment opportunities for Muslims in the UK. The deadline for written submissions was 28 February 2016.
The Joint Committee for Human Rights launched an enquiry into human rights and business in June 2016. The enquiry is accepting written submissions. The deadline was Friday 8 July 2016.
The All-Party Parliamentary Group for Disability released a call for evidence in June 2016. The Group invites written submissions to inform its inquiry into the disability employment gap. The deadline for submissions was Monday 4 July 2016.
The Cabinet Office launched a consultation into developing common measures for employers on the socioeconomic backgrounds of their workforce and applicants in June 2016. The deadline for comments passed on 24 June 2016.
On 10 May 2016, BIS launched a call for evidence as part of the review into increasing progression in the labour market by people from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds. The call for evidence will close on 22 August 2016.
On 12 February 2016, the Minister for Women and Equalities launched a second gender pay gap consultation that seeks views on the draft gender pay transparency regulations. The consultation closed at 12.00am on 11 March 2016.