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Equality North East

Employment law means all workers are equal – wherever they come from

t is illegal under the Equality Act to discriminate against Polish workers or any other group from the EU.

The only way the law could be changed to allow British workers to receive favourable treatment in the recruitment market would be if the UK unwound its membership of the European Union. Otherwise it would be illegal under the Equality Act to discriminate against Polish workers or any other group from the EU.

Paula Whelan, head of employment law at Shakespeare's, explained: "The government would have to considerably rewrite our laws to create an environment for one group of people to be preferred over another. We've been working towards this point since the 1970s so it couldn't happen overnight."

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August 14, 2013

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