Employment: A more equal footing
It is trite but true to describe the Equality Act 2010 as a landmark piece of legislation. Consolidating nine acts of Parliament, 100 statutory instruments and 2,500 pages of guidance, the long-awaited Act is a significant milestone in employment law. Employment lawyers have tracked the Act's progress for some time, from the early proposals through to the Parliamentary debates. With an Act that now comprises 218 sections and 28 schedules and accompanied by a further 215 pages of explanatory notes, new statutory Codes of Practice and non-statutory guidance, this new legislation presents a variety of challenges for both employment lawyers and employers.
The change of Government could affect the new Equality Act’s final form, but it’s still likely to result in some major changes to UK employment law. Jim Wright and Louise Fernandes-Owen report
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