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Equality Bill dual discrimination clause agreed

Conservative MPs have backed the new dual discrimination clause in the Equality Bill despite having supported an earlier motion to reject the whole Bill at its second reading.

Last week the government tabled an amendment to the Bill enabling employees to claim discrimination caused by a combination of two characteristics, such as race and gender.

Theresa May, the shadow secretary for work and pensions, told Personnel Today that while the Tories will support the addition of the new clause, they were concerned about the impact it could have on employers.

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July 17, 2009

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