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Equality Bill debated in parliament as it reaches committee stage

Amendments to the Equality Bill will be debated in parliament today as it reaches the committee stage.

The Bill, expected to come into force by autumn 2010, is set to replace nine laws with one single Act in a bid to make it easier for employers and staff to promote diversity in the workplace and eradicate the gender pay gap.

However, it has reached committee stage just days after plans to increase equality and give fathers six months paternity leave were shelved by the government due to the recession.

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June 4, 2009

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