The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has released a report “Prejudice and unlawful behaviour, exploring levers for change” looking at the relationship between prejudice and behaviours. It aims to identify what can be done to prevent and respond to unlawful discrimination, identity-based harassment and violence in England, Scotland and Wales.
The report looks at evidence from 2005 to 2015 and focuses on three areas:
- the relationship between prejudiced attitudes and unlawful discrimination, identity-based harassment and violence;
- the prevalence of unlawful behaviour based on prejudiced attitudes;
- what is known about how to prevent or respond to unlawful behaviour related to prejudiced attitudes.
The report applies to all of the characteristics protected under the Equality Act 2010.