Home Office: Equality

Home Office written question – answered on 8th March 2017.

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Photo of Louise Haigh Louise Haigh Shadow Minister (Culture, Media and Sport) (Digital Economy)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, how many cases under the Equality Act 2010 have been brought against her Department by current or former staff since 2010.

Photo of Brandon Lewis Brandon Lewis Minister of State (Home Office) (Policing and the Fire Service)

We are an inclusive employer and manage diversity and equality through our People Capability strategy. We work in partnership with our senior stakeholders who Champion protected characteristics, generational diversity and social mobility.

Table showing number of Employment Tribunal cases brought against the Home Office under the Equality Act 2010

Employment Tribunals from May 2013 - Percentage

Year Opened

No of Cases Opened

Percentage of Employees who brought cases

2013

29

0.10%

2014

35

0.11%

2015

28

0.08%

2016

29

0.09%

Total

121

0.09%

Between 2010 and 2013 Employment Tribunal cases were managed locally and a central record was not maintained.

Case figures include all staff in Home Office who raised Employment Tribunal cases between May 2013 and January 2017 with the Case Claim Type relates to those areas covered by the Equality Act 2010.

The number of cases brought against the department does not indicate the number that were successful.

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