Equality Briefings

IER Briefing: Equalities Update - Are we catching up?

27 September 2007

The last few years have seen major changes both in the framework of equality legislation and in the institutional structure of the enforcement agencies. New strands of discrimination have attracted legislative attention (age, religion, belief and sexual orientation) and new positive duties to promote equality have been placed on public bodies.

To mark the launch of the Commission for Equality and Human Rights, the Institute of Employment Rights and the General Federation of Trade Unions] have brought together a timely collection of short but informed articles on the state of equalities in the UK.

IER Briefing: ASLEF v UK

June 2007

On 27th February 2007 the European Court of Human Rights found in favour of ASLEF in a case that could have profound and positive implications for trade unions.

The DTI has now agreed that UK laws need amending to reflect the decision of the Court and to bring UK legislation in line with international standards. A DTI Consultation Paper was therefore published on 16th May offering suggestions on how the UK’s domestic law should be amended. This is the IER response to that Consultation Document.

IER Briefing: The Gender Pay Gap 2005

February 2007

The Institute of Employment Rights’ submission to the Women and Work Commission, prepared by Professor Aileen McColgan, IER Vice-President.

Briefing: Equality

September 2003

In 2003 the Institute gathered together a small Working Group of equlaity experts to assess the European Framework Directive on Equal Treatment in Employment and Occupatioin 2000 and its likely impact on UK law.

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