Collection GB 1534 EOC - Equal Opportunities Commission Publications Archive

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GB 1534 GB 1534 EOC

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Equal Opportunities Commission Publications Archive

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  • 1975 - 2001 (Creation)

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Approximately 32 archive boxes of papers, some outsize posters, large signed poster board celebrating 30th anniversary, slides and 3 films.

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(1975 - 2007)

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The Equal Opportunities Commission was constituted under Part VI of the Sex Discrimination Act 1975. It was set up as an independent statutory body with the following powers:

to work towards the elimination of discrimination on the grounds of sex or marriage;
to promote equality of opportunity for women and men;
to keep under review the Sex Discrimination Act and the Equal Pay Act;
and to provide legal advice and assistance to individuals who have been discriminated against.

On 1 October 2007 the three equality commissions (the Commission for Racial Equality, the Disability Rights Commission, and the Equal Opportunities Commission) merged into the new Equality and Human Rights Commission.

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  • English

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