Race Relations Acts 1968 and 1976
Make it unlawful to discriminate at the workplace against any person on grounds of colour, race, ethnic or national origin. The Acts make it unlawful to refuse employment, training or promotion on these grounds, or to select someone for dismissal on grounds of race. The 1976 Act set up the Commission for Racial Equality (now part of the Equality and Human Rights Commission ) with power to investigate and issue non-discrimination notices against employers or trade unions found to be acting in a discriminatory manner. The terms of the Race Relations Acts were incorporated into the Equality Act 2006.