Commission for Equality and Human Rights is introduced

Implementation date: 1 October 2007

A single equality body, called the Commission for Equality and Human Rights, is introduced. The body will merge the Commission for Racial Equality, the Equal Opportunities Commission and the Disability Rights Commission, and take responsibility for the new laws outlawing workplace discrimination on grounds of age, religion or belief and sexual orientation. It will also be responsible for promoting human rights. The Equality Act (PDF format) , which brings this into force, can be viewed on the OPSI website.
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