Equality Bodies at Work

October 27, 2020

UK – Great Britain: Guidance on Managing and Supporting Employees Experiencing Domestic Abuse. A Guide for Employers

The EHRC, in partnership with the UK’s Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), have issued joint guidance for employers on managing and supporting employees experiencing […]
October 27, 2020

UK – Great Britain: How coronavirus has affected equality and human rights

The Equality and Human Rights Commission’s (EHRC) latest report, ‘How coronavirus has affected equality and human rights’, brings together a wealth of evidence exposing the impact […]
October 5, 2020

France: Discrimination and Origins. The Urgent Need for Action

The current health crisis and resulting lockdown have highlighted social inequality and exacerbated the discrimination suffered, in particular, by people of foreign origin or perceived as […]
September 29, 2020

Algorithms: Preventing Automated Discrimination

This report by the French Defender of Rights, in partnership with the French National Commission for Information and Liberties, explains how algorithms can be discriminatory, potentially on a massive scale, and what recommendations they propose to tackle this issue.
September 16, 2020
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EU Funded Discrimination of Persons with Disabilities in Austria – and elsewhere

The living facilities, as well as the sheltered workshops that were co-funded by the EU, perpetuate the segregation and social exclusion of persons with disabilities in Austria. This is in breach not only of the above mentioned Council Directive 2000/78/EC, but also the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, the European Social Pillar and, last but not least, the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), which was ratified by both the European Union and Austria. Read this blog post to find out more.
August 27, 2020

Germany: Risks of discrimination caused by algorithms

The Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency published a study on the risks of discrimination caused by algorithms in November 2019, and have just released the English version. The […]
July 9, 2020

Belgian Socio-economic Monitoring 2019: labour market and origin

In Belgium, a person’s origin is still  an obstacle on the labour market. To help change this situation, the Federal Public Service Employment, Labour and Social […]
July 9, 2020

Belgium: Number of reports of discrimination rises by over 13%

In 2019, Unia saw a continued upward trend in the number of reports and cases concerning discrimination. ‘The number of reports was 13.2% higher than in […]
July 9, 2020

Belgium: Identifying and tackling problematic or abusive forms of police selectivity

Unia funded research on police selectivity, conducted in collaboration with the National Institute of Criminalistics and Criminology (NICC) and the Brussels North police zone. Main conclusion? […]