The changing demographic of the UK workforce –its age, its education background and its ethnicity – means that employers need to ensure that they are creating workplaces that truly are equal for all in work today, tomorrow and beyond. Featured in our Race at Work report are a series of recommendations for action by employers to fully utilise the diverse talent available. Our series of toolkits support these recommendations providing clear and pragmatic information and guidance.

The Equality and Human Rights commission warns that thousands of people could be at risk of being denied jobs and services each year due to unlawful, discriminatory adverts.
Complaints about adverts which discriminate against older workers or on the basis of sex appear the most common but people are also being prevented from having a fair shot at work opportunities because of their disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation and other characteristics, according to evidence gathered by the Commission.