Government guidance by EDF on the Equality Act 2010

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Following the introduction of the Equality Act 2010, the Equality and Diversity Forum (EDF) in partnership with the Government Equalities Office (GEO) produced a series of ‘quick start’ guides outlining the key changes in the law made by the act.

The guides are:

 

TAEN guidance on working without a default retirement age

TAEN

In March 2011, TAEN published guidance for employers and employees on working without a fixed retirement age.

Click here for ‘Rethinking Retirement. An employee’s guide to working life without a Default Retirement Age’ (pdf)

Click here for ‘Rethinking Retirement. An employer’s guide to managing the workforce without a fixed retirement age’ (pdf)

Click here for TAEN website

Click here for blog by Chris Ball, Chief Executive of TAEN

Equality Act 2010 codes of practice on employment, services and equal pay

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The Equality and Human Rights Commission’s new codes of practice on employment, services and equal pay, reflecting the Equality Act 2010 as commenced on 1 October 2010, came into force on 6 April 2011.

They replace five existing codes issued by the predecessor bodies to the EHRC. The new codes are aimed primarily at the specialist reader: courts or employment tribunals; lawyers; HR specialists.

The codes are admissible in evidence in civil proceedings. Failure to comply with a code must be taken into account by a court or tribunal, where relevant.

Personalisation briefing: Implications of the Equality Act

Social Care Institute for Excellence SCIE

This ‘At a glance briefing’ examines the implications of the Equality Act 2010 for personalised adult social care.

The Equality Act 2010 provides a legal framework which can support personalisation in adult social care. They are both about ensuring individuals receive services that are respectful, effective and accessible. It is essential that care providers from all sectors understand the implications for them.

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Handbook on European non-discrimination law

The Handbook on European non-discrimination law, jointly produced by the European Court of Human Rights and the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency, is a comprehensive guide to non-discrimination law and relevant key concepts.

The handbook, published in March 2011, is the first publication to present and explain the body of non-discrimination law stemming from the European Convention on Human Rights and European Union law as a single, converging legal system.

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EU guide on public procurement

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In 2011, the European Commission published ‘Buying Social. A Guide to Taking Account of Social Considerations in Public Procurement’.

The new guide is a very concrete tool to help public authorities to buy goods and services in a socially responsible way in line with EU rules. It also highlights the contribution public procurement can make to stimulate greater social inclusion.

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Rights of Women handbook: ‘From Rights to Action’

Rights of Women

‘From Rights to Action: Using International rights and mechanisms on violence against women in the UK’ was published in 2011 by Rights of Women. 

The handbook provides a practical introduction to the international human rights law, policy and mechanisms relevant to combating violence against women and how they relate to law and practice in the United Kingdom (UK).

The publication is part of the Rights of Women Toolkit.

Click here for handbook (pdf)

Click here for Rights of Women website

Rights of women has a limited number of printed copies available for distribution which will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. To order a printed copy, please send your name, job title and organisation’s contact details to info@row.org.uk.