Sarah Veale CBE

Sarah Veale is Head of the Equality and Employment Rights Department at the TUC. The Department leads on employment rights, both individual and collective, employment relations and equality at work.  Before becoming Head of Equality and Employment Rights, Sarah was Senior Employment Rights Officer at the TUC, in which role she was responsible for the development of TUC policy on employment law.  She co-ordinated TUC activities in relation to the introduction of the Employment Relations Act 1999 and wrote the TUC Guide to the Act.  She was also responsible for various TUC submissions to the Government, and was a member of the TUC team which negotiated the recent national agreement with the CBI and the Government on temporary agency work. She regularly briefs senior union officers on developments in employment and discrimination law and policy and speaks at conferences and events.  She is co-author of “Your Rights at Work”, the TUC’s book on employment rights.

Sarah is a member of the ACAS Council, the Government’s Regulatory Policy Committee and the Government’s Employee Engagement Task Force.  She was awarded the CBE for services to diversity in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List in June 2006. She was awarded an Honorary Doctorate in Laws by Oxford Brookes University in June 2011.  Sarah’s interests include her family, music, reading and politics.