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EHRC Publishes Guidance on Preventing Discrimination

Published Wednesday 3rd April 2013, 03:04 PM

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (ECHR) has published two sets of guidance for businesses on how to prevent discrimination and avoid costly legal challenges. These are:
 

  • ‘The Equality Act: Guidance for Small Business’, which explains how the Equality Act 2010 relates to small businesses and what they need to do to ensure they stay within the law, can be found at

http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/uploaded_files/ea_as_an_employer.pdf; and

  • ‘A guide to business and human rights’, which is intended to help businesses identify and manage human rights issues that may arise in the course of their business operations. It also explains business responsibilities to uphold the right to a safe working environment, balanced work and rest hours, fair remuneration and the role of business in preventing forced labour and trafficking. The guidance can be found at http://www.equalityhumanrights.com/uploaded_files/sme_hr.pdf