Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)

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Who they are:
The Equality and Human Rights Commission is Great Britain’s national equality body and has been awarded an ‘A’ status as a National Human Rights Institution (NHRI) by the United Nations.
Their job is to help make Britain fairer. They do this by safeguarding and enforcing the laws that protect people’s rights to fairness, dignity and respect

What they do:
They are an independent statutory body with the responsibility to encourage equality and diversity, eliminate unlawful discrimination, and protect and promote the human rights of everyone in Britain. The Commission enforces equality legislation on age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation – these are known as protected characteristics.

Advice and support about discrimination and human rights:
If you need expert information, advice and support on discrimination and human rights issues and the applicable law, especially if you need more help than advice agencies and other local organisations can provide, please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).
The EASS helpline is open Monday to Friday 9am to 7pm and Saturday 10am to 2pm.

Contact Details

Helpline Number: 0808 800 0082 / London office 02078327800

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Helpline address Freepost EASS Helpline FPN4431 Main office EHRC, Arndale House, The Arndale, Manchester M4 3AQ London office Fleetbank House, 2-6 Salisbury Square, London EC4Y 8JX Telephone: 020 7832 7800 Fax: 020 7832 7801 FREEPOST EASS HELPLINE FPN6521

Other Info

Opening times:
EASS Helpline 9am to 7pm Monday to Friday, 10am to 2pm Saturday, closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays


Disabled Access:
Please contact EASS

Other information:
Alternative website www.equalityhumanrights.com

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