Tuesday 15 May 2012

Consultation On Discrimination Law Reform

[Thanks to Laurie Anstis of Boyes Turner for preparing this summary]

The government has today announced consultation on the abolition of:

  • The rules on third-party harassment in section 40(2)-(4) of the Equality Act 2010 (here),
  • The tribunals' wider power to make recommendations in discrimination cases under section 124(3)(b), and
  • The long-established questionnaire procedure for obtaining information under section 138 (both here).
They have also given their response to previous consultation on the future of the Equality and Human Rights Commission, available here .

The consultations close on 7 August 2012.

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