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Commission’s new programme of work focuses on protecting people most at risk

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has set out a programme of work to tackle entrenched inequalities and protect the human rights of everyone in Britain, including people in some of the most vulnerable situations across England, Scotland and Wales. The Commission’s Business Plan for 2014/15 sets out a range of projects it will undertake over the next year. Three particular areas relate to employment issues:

Investigating concerns about possible unsafe working environments, discrimination, non-payment of wages and forced labour in the cleaning sector [this also may reflect badly on organisations using such services].

Ensuring job adverts do not discriminate against groups of workers, e.g. targeting those of a particular nationality.

Tackling the ongoing under-representation of women on corporate boards by improving recruitment practice in FTSE 350 companies.

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