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June/July 2009 (vol. 06/1)

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The single Equality Bill will harmonise all discrimination legislation

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The Equality Bill has had its second reading in Parliament. Should it become law, it will harmonise discrimination legislation and bring in new measures. OH at Work summarises the main provisions and examines the consequences for employers and disabled people.

FORTY-FOUR years after the first Race Relations Act 1965, and decades after the Equal Pay Act 1970, Sex Discrimination Act 1975 and Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (DDA), the government has set out its proposals to replace nine principal anti-discrimination laws with a single Equality Bill[1]. Its purpose is both to harmonise discrimination legislation and to strengthen the law covering discrimination…

John Ballard is editor of Occupational Health [at Work].

 

Author: Ballard J

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Occupational Health at Work June/July 2009 (vol. 06/1) pp11-13

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