EHRC legal guidance on gender segregation at university events

In July 2014, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) published legal guidance on gender segregation at events and meetings organised by universities.

The guidance will ensure organisers and educational establishments understand their legal responsibility to prevent discrimination against students, employees and members of the public. It confirms that gender segregation, such as seating men and women separately at an event, is not permitted at events which are not acts of religious worship.