The House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee has launched an inquiry into the enforcement of the Equality Act 2010 and the effectiveness of the EHRC, with submissions sought by 5 October 2018.

Lack of enforcement was one of the themes highlighted in the Committee’s report into age discrimination published in July. The Committee recommended that larger employers should be required to publish the age profile of their workforce and that all jobs should be available on flexible terms unless an employer can demonstrate an immediate and continuing business case against doing so. It also proposed a statutory entitlement to five days’ paid carer’s leave, and four weeks’ unpaid leave.  The Government is yet to respond.