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Equality and Human Rights Commission: Staff

Volume 705: debated on Tuesday 25 November 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many of the Equality and Human Rights Commission's staff and what percentage of the total staff (a) are aged under 30; (b) are aged over 60; (c) were recruited since October 2007; and (d) have disabilities. [HL6466]

The percentage of the total commission staff as listed above: a) 18.6 per cent of EHRC staff are aged under 30; b) 4.2 per cent of EHRC staff are aged over 60; c) 20 per cent were recruited since October 2007; d) 20.5 per cent of EHRC staff have declared disabilities.

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many grievances have been raised formally by staff in the Equality and Human Rights Commission since October 2007; and how many employment tribunal cases against the Commission have been lodged since October 2007. [HL6467]

Five members of staff have formally raised grievances against the EHRC since October 2007.

Eight members of staff have lodged employment tribunal cases against the EHRC since October 2007.

asked Her Majesty's Government:

When the Equality and Human Rights Commission expects to publish the results of its staff attitude survey; and whether the survey will contain an analysis of the views of staff from the perspective of the six equality and human rights standards. [HL6468]

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has not undertaken a staff attitude survey, but has recently conducted its first comprehensive engagement survey across the commission. Analysis of this survey will be available in the new year and will include monitoring information.