Thursday 1 August 2002

Equality Bill - Consultation

First, a note of apology. For some reason I am looking into, about 10% of the subscribers to this bulletin suddenly stopped receiving them last month (although from my end they still appear to be on the list). If your colleagues are not getting these Emails, I am looking into it.

Second (and of more general interest!), the Cambridge Centre for Public Law has published a draft Equality Bill which went out to consultation earlier this week. The Bill is drafted by Professor Bob Hepple and Lord Lester of Herne Hill and will be introduced by Lord Lester as a Private Member's Bill later this year.

It is an all-encompassing discrimination code, covering discrimination in employment (and other fields) on grounds of sex, race, disability, religion, marital or family status, sexual orientation or gender reassignment, and age.

The Act is 74 pages long but reads like a dream (to those, like me, who dream about employment law!).

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