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Forest Research as part of the Forestry Commission is a public body with responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010.

The Act requires public bodies to have due regard to the need to:

  • eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010;
  • advance equality of opportunity between people from different groups; and
  • foster good relations between people from different groups.

Our Annual Monitoring Reports show how we fulfil, and intend to fulfil, our legal obligations.

The Act also requires us to publish an annual gender pay gap report. These reports set out our headline gender pay figures, the reasons why we have a gender pay gap, and what we are doing to address it moving forward.

To access the Annual Monitoring Report and the Gender Pay Gap Report, please use this link:

Parental leave

Government bodies are required to provide information about parental leave on their external websites. We offer maternity, adoption or shared parental leave of up to 26 weeks full pay followed by 13 weeks statutory pay and a further 13 weeks unpaid, and paternity leave of 2 weeks full pay.