Equal Opportunities Commission


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Equal Opportunities Commission

A UK quango (Quasi-Autonomous Non-Governmental Organisation) which was created under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975 to address gender inequality in terms of pay. It created Codes of Practice and provided gender-related guidance for employers and employees. It was subsumed in 2007 by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.
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Meanwhile, another study by the Equal Opportunities Commission, this one examining local textbooks and teaching materials, found that women are often presented in a stereotypical fashion and disabled people and single-parent families are underrepresented.
She has packed the Equal Opportunities Commission with people guaranteed to render it silent and toothless.
This new agency, the Commission for Equality and Human Rights (CEHR), will take over the functions of the existing Disability Rights Commission, the Commission for Racial Equality and the Equal Opportunities Commission in Wales.
Jenny Watson, chairwoman of the Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC), said the huge increase in tribunal cases against local councils was prompted by "no-win no-fee" lawyers moving into the field.
The final study by the Equal Opportunities Commission, before it is absorbed into a new organisation, revealed that many British institutions have not caught up with changes in society.
The report, by the Equal Opportunities Commission in Scotland, found that 14.2 per cent of women of Pakistani origin were out of work, compared with 5.2 per cent of white women.
The Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC) receives pounds 9 million a year to push for employees to be treated the same.
Kate Bennett, director of the Equal Opportunities Commission in Wales, said: 'Our report shows that while some progress has been made towards sex equality in the last 30 years, much remains to be done.
Equal Opportunities Commission chair Jenny Watson, chair, says: "Women pay a high price for the complex lives they lead.
The Equal Opportunities Commission said a "social revolution" in fatherhood was spreading across the UK, with paternity leave becoming more popular.
The Equal Opportunities Commission has a long way to go to stamp out this sickening, appalling and discriminatory practice.
At the end of last week the Equal Opportunities Commission put out a report suggesting employers weren't open to flexible working.

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