The Equality Acts 2006 and 2010
The Equality and Human Rights Commission
2 The limitations of an individual approach to enforcement
The difficulties facing individuals in enforcing their rights
The limitations of individual enforcement
3 The enforcement role of the Equality and Human Rights Commission
The big bad wolf?
The Commission’s role in the new enforcement approach
Developing enforcement action: A critical mass
The use of the EHRC’s ‘unique’ enforcement powers
‘Shouting’ about enforcement work
Why has the Commission not acted more robustly?
Access to intelligence
Resourcing for ‘risky’ strategic litigation
Is the Equality and Human Rights Commission fit for purpose?
4 Mainstream enforcement bodies
The role of enforcement bodies
Compliance with existing duties
Need for an explicit duty?
Proposals for a new single labour market enforcement body
The future role of the EHRC
5 Enforcing the Equality Act at the heart of Government policy
6 The need for proactive and preventative duties and obligations
Existing and proposed duties
The public sector equality duty
Duties in the private sector: sexual harassment
7 Balancing rights in single-sex services
What is a single-sex service?
What the Equality Act defines as single-sex
Commissioning and procurement of single-sex and specialist services
The ability of service providers to use the exceptions
What was leading people to be concerned?
The exceptions in services supporting victims and survivors of domestic and sexual violence
8 Individual action in Courts and Tribunals
Costs of litigation
Legal Aid for discrimination claims
Risk of becoming liable for the other parties’ costs
Costs orders and settlements
Achieving wider impact through individual litigation
Remedies as preventative actions
Conclusions and recommendations
Published written evidence
List of Reports from the Committee during the current Parliament
Published: 30 July 2019