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.
But these are just the tip of the iceberg," according to the Equal Opportunities Commission.
She has packed the Equal Opportunities Commission with people guaranteed to render it silent and toothless.
Both the Equal Opportunities Commission, a government-appointed commission that works through the Department for Trade and Industry (DTI), and the Fawcett Society, the UK's foremost campaigning organisation for equality between women and men, took the opportunity of the 30th anniversary of the Equal Pay and Sex Discrimination Acts, both passed in December 1975, to examine how much has been achieved for women during that time.
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 Equal Opportunities Commission said one in five firms offer staff the chance to work away from their office, half as many as in Germany.
The Equal Opportunities Commission said women with low savings and without full state pensions are among those who could suffer financially under Personal Accounts.
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.
They receive smaller pensions because they take time off work to care for children and most are paid less, research by the Equal Opportunities Commission and pension provider Scottish Widows reveals.
The Equal Opportunities Commission said a "social revolution" in fatherhood was spreading across the UK, with paternity leave becoming more popular.

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