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23 May 2023

Revealed: Claims of toxic culture at Equality and Human Rights Commission

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It is tasked with protecting all our human rights.

But the chair of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Baroness Falkner, is under investigation after complaints about her conduct.

The inquiry is ongoing and the allegations being considered are secret.

But this programme has seen concerning evidence of a toxic culture inside the commission, with claims of bullying, harassment and discrimination – along with a wave of resignations.

Update: On 24th¬†October 2023, The Equalities and Human Rights Commission closed the investigation into its Chairwoman, Baroness Kishwer Falkner, over complaints about her conduct. Baroness Falkner said,¬†“I am grateful to see the end to this investigation into unsubstantiated claims against me”.

Any outstanding issues will be dealt with by the Commission’s Board internally.