Your rights

The Equality and Human Rights Commission and ACAS provide advice and information about your rights under discrimination law.

For business

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Putting equality at the heart of government

GEO is a Home Office unit, which operates across Government. GEO has responsibility within Government for equality strategy and legislation and takes the lead on issues relating to women, sexual orientation and transgender equality matters.

The Government's Equality Strategy sets out our vision for a strong, modern and fair Britain. It is built on two principles of equality – equal treatment and equal opportunity.  This means building a society where no one is held back because of who they are, or where they come from.

In line with the Government’s aims, GEO’s priorities are to:

  • Help create a fair and flexible labour market that draws on the talents of all and builds a strong economy.
  • Change culture and attitudes; reduce prejudice which holds people back from achieving their potential and tackle discrimination, hatred and violence at home and abroad.
  • Empower individuals and communities by promoting greater participation in public, political and community life.
  • Ensure concerted action to embed equality across Government and beyond and reform the equality landscape. 

We also deliver international equality obligations such as the implementation of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) and promote the UK’s Equality Strategy in European, Commonwealth and wider international negotiations.

The Equality Act 2010

You can find more about the Equality Act here Equality Act


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