Women and Equalities Committee inquiry: Enforcement of the Equality Act

The Women and Equalities Committee opened an inquiry on 30 July 2018 to find out how to achieve widespread compliance with the Equality Act 2010.

The deadline for submissions is 5 October 2018.

The Committee calls for evidence on:

  • How easy it is for people to understand and enforce their rights under the Equality Act
  • How well enforcement action under the Equality Act works as a mechanism for achieving widescale change
  • How effective and accessible tribunals and other legal means of redress under the Equality Act are, and what changes would improve those processes
  • How effective current remedies for findings of discrimination are in achieving change, and what alternative or additional penalties should be available;
  • The effectiveness of the Equality and Human Rights Commission as an enforcement body

Maria Miller MP said:

This inquiry will provide the opportunity for a more systematic review of the causes [of non-enforcement] and identify possible solutions.

Find out more. Submit evidence before 5 October 2018.