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The Equality Bill: Harmonising UK Discrimination Law and Progressing Equality

May 29, 2009

By Chris Bracebridge and Anna Sanford

At a Glance

The long awaited Equality Bill (the "Bill") was published on 27 April 2009 and is expected to come into force by October 2010. The Bill has two main purposes: to harmonise existing UK discrimination law and to strengthen the law to promote equality. The Bill will affect all employers with staff in the UK.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

1. Background
2. Harmonisation of Existing UK Discrimination Law
3. Promotion of Equality
4. What Employers Should Be Doing Now

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