Submitted by Geraldine Van Bueren on Wednesday 7th December 2022
Published on Tuesday 13th December 2022
Current status: Open
Open until: Tuesday 13th June 2023
Current Signatures: 294
(count is updated approximately hourly)
Legislate to ban discrimination on the grounds of social class
The Government should ban discrimination by social class, in the same way that other characteristics are protected by the Equality Act. It should amend the Equality Act to provide additional legal powers to the Equality and Human Rights Commission to include class discrimination in its mandate.
From the statistics concerning health, education, salary gaps and mortality, class continues to play a vital role in determining life chances and opportunities. Class is deeply embedded into institutional cultures and despite the evidence of the continuing importance of class, it is ignored by most legislation.
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