Equality Law Projects

The Equality Law Project aims to support frontline organisations to understand and use the Equality Act 2010.  It will do so by:

  • Supporting frontline organisations to comply with equality law; and
  • Supporting frontline organisations to hold public authorities to account under equality law (health, education and criminal justice).

The Equality Act 2010 is the most fundamental overhaul of UK antidiscrimination and equality law.  Its two main purposes are to 1) harmonise discrimination law and 2) strengthen the law to support progress on equality.  The Equality Act has significant implications for frontline organisations and statutory bodies working within the voluntary and community sector.

The Act has come at a time when localism and Big Society agenda require citizens to be ‘active’ in influencing and shaping local priorities and services.  In order to effectively represent and provide services to black, minority ethnic & refugee (BME&R) populations within this political context, frontline organisations must have a better understanding of the rights and opportunities as well as the obligations under the Equality Act.

Over the next two years the project will deliver training to 300 frontline organisations on the Equality Act, including holding public authorities to account under the Public Sector Equality Duty; gather statistics on race equality in the service areas of health, education, and criminal justice; develop FAQ pages; and support frontline organisations to hold public authorities to account in service delivery and the commissioning of services for BME&R populations.

Follow us on our website and on twitter for updates on upcoming events / training; law and policy and to learn from each other’s experience.

For further information please contact Maurice Mcleod - ROTA Chief Executive.



Equality Law Project News

Friday, 25 May, 2018 - 12:49
Since the disastrous fire at Grenfell Tower in June 2017, serious questions have been raised about whether social housing residents are adequately involved in decisions which affect their homes. The London Assembly Housing Committee is investigating... Read more
Workshop 2: Aik Saath, Slough
Thursday, 3 May, 2018 - 14:49
More than a third of BMER workers in the UK have faced bullying, abuse and racial discrimination by employers, while BMER young people in particular are much more likely to be underemployed and to find themselves in precarious employment (such as... Read more
Monday, 19 February, 2018 - 11:54
ROTA has developed a new online employment and anti-discrimination (Equality Law) legal support ' Search Tool ' and we invite you to start using it now and to send us your feedback . You can use our searchable database to support your clients to... Read more
Monday, 20 November, 2017 - 12:53
On 20th November 2017, ROTA held a one day conference to explore multi-disciplinary approaches to tackling inequality at the intersections of race and class. At the conference we heard from legal experts on the domestic and international legislative... Read more
Thursday, 5 October, 2017 - 15:26
The devastating fire at Grenfell Tower has cost at least 80 lives, destroyed livelihoods and traumatised survivors. It has exposed the stark inequality in housing provision in Britain, with Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic groups and migrants... Read more