Discrimination

Including disability and all types of discrimination

The Citizens Advice provides information on discrimination and disability issues; search on what you need, from the main page.

Disability information from the Government with information on the legal situation, policy, programmes and links to other bodies.

Rights of Women is a womens voluntary organisation committed to informing, educating and empowering women concerning their legal rights. Founded in 1975, they offer free confidential legal advice by phone. The site provides information on the organisation and also a series of information sheets (in pdf) on divorce, child contact orders, child residence orders, and parental responsibility. The site also features downloadable copies of research and policy papers and a set of links in this policy area.

Equality and Human Rights Commission works to eliminate discrimination, reduce inequality, protect human rights and to build good relations, ensuring that everyone has a fair chance to participate in society. This new organisation has been made up of previous commissions: the Equal Opportunities Commission, the Commission for Racial Equality and the Disability Rights Commission, to cover and co-ordinate action against all these types of ineuqality.

Ashby Cohen provide a great deal of information on discrimination for both employees and employers covering Age Discrimination, Disability Discrimination, Race Discrimination, Religious Discrimination, Sex Discrimination and Sexual Orientation.

Solicitors for the Elderly is a national association of solicitors, barristers and legal executives who are concerned with improving the availability and delivery of legal services to older people. The site contains a list of member solicitors, arranged by town or area, and als? a very good set of links to other bodies concerned with elderly people and the law, benefits, health, illness, disability, social services, carers and so on.