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Useful links

Welcome to the Useful links section

We hope that this section will direct you to other sources of useful information about how to fight discrimination at work.

Please note that by clicking on any of these links you will be leaving the Work it Out website. Work it Out cannot be responsible for the content of external sites.

Young man being bullied at work

 

 

European links

The European Union online
www.europa.eu

European Commission
ec.europa.eu

European Commission disability issues section
ec.europa.eu/employment_social/disability

Click here to register with the European Commission for information on EU anti-discrimination news, events and publications:
www.nondiscrimination-eu.info

Inclusion Europe
www.inclusion-europe.org

European Disability Forum
EDF is a European umbrella organisation representing more than 50 million disabled people in Europe. It wants to ensure disabled citizens have full access to fundamental and human rights through their active involvement in policy development and implementation in the European Union.
www.edf-feph.org


 

UK links

Commission for Racial Equality (CRE)
The CRE works towards the elimination of racial discrimination in England, Wales and Scotland. It is responsible for making sure that people are able to achieve their rights under the Race Relations Act. It can provide legal advice and assistance and can investigate companies or organisations and make them change their policies and practice. In April 2009, it will be replaced by the Commission for Equality and Human Rights (CEHR).
www.cre.gov.uk

Disability Rights Commission (DRC)
The DRC wants a society where all disabled people can participate fully as equal citizens. It is responsible for making sure that disabled people in England, Wales and Scotland are able to achieve their rights to access goods, services and employment under the Disability Discrimination Act. It has a helpline, and can help people take up cases where they have been treated unfairly under the law. In October 2007, it will be replaced by the Commission for Equality and Human Rights (CEHR).
www.drc.org.uk

A DRC guide to reasonable adjustments and people with learning disabilities
drc.org.uk/library/publications/employment/your_rights_at_work_-_a_guide_.aspx

Equal Opportunities Commission (EOC)
The EOC can help if you have been treated unfairly at work, at college or while trying to use a service and the reason is because of your sex. It is the British body responsible for making sure that men and women are able to achieve equal treatment under the Sex Discrimination Act. It has a helpline, an advice line for advisers, specialist legal websites for legal advisers, and can help people take up cases where they have been treated unfairly under the law. In October 2007, it will be replaced by the Commission for Equality and Human Rights (CEHR).
www.eoc.org.uk

Commission for Equality and Human Rights (CEHR)
After October 2007, there will be a new single equality body for Britain. It will enforce the laws against discrimination on the grounds of sexuality, religion or belief, age, race, gender and disability. There is an easy-read guide about the Commission for Equality and Human Rights for people with learning disabilities.
www.cehr.org.uk

Equality Commission for Northern Ireland
The Equality Commission is the body responsible for fighting discrimination and promoting equality in Northern Ireland.
www.equalityni.org

Citizen’s Advice
Citizen’s Advice provides free information and advice about legal and money problems including discrimination in work.
www.adviceguide.org.uk


 

Useful links for Ireland

National Advocacy Council, Ireland
www.nationaladvocacycouncil.ie

The Rehab Group, Ireland
www.rehab.ie – training information

Inclusion Ireland – the national association for people with an intellectual disability in Ireland
www.namhi.ie


 

 

Legal links

Lawyers and advisers supporting people with intellectual disabilities to tackle discrimination at work may find the following links useful.

Please note that by clicking on any of these links you will be leaving the Work it Out website. Work it Out cannot be responsible for the content of external sites.

 

European legal links

European Union law
eur-lex.europa.eu

Framework Employment Directive
Council Directive 2000/78/EC of 27 November 2000 establishing a general framework for equal treatment in employment and occupation
To find a copy of the Directive use the search facility on
eur-lex.europa.eu

Framework Employment Directive – national laws and contexts
How different European countries have put the Framework Employment Directive into national law:
ec.europa.eu/employment_social/fundamental_rights/legis/lgms_en.htm

Court of Justice of the European Communities
curia.europa.eu


 

UK Legal links

For legal cases under the Disability Discrimination Act
www.drc.org.uk/the_law/drc_legal_cases.aspx

Equal Opportunities Commission website for legal advisers in England & Wales
This site provides a resource for legal advisers and representatives who are conducting sex discrimination and equal pay claims in England & Wales. It gives practical guidance on preparing a claim in the 5 main areas of employment-related sex discrimination – sexual harassment; equal pay; recruitment and selection; maternity and parental rights; family friendly working hours.
www.eoc-law.org.uk

Equal Opportunities Commission website for legal advisers in Scotland
A similar site to the one above, this time for legal advisers taking cases in Scotland.
www.eoc-law-scotland.org.uk


 

Legal links for Ireland

British and Irish Ombudsman Association
www.bioa.org.uk

Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform, Ireland
www.justice.ie

 
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