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Equality Bill guidance on protected beliefs 'confusing' for employers

Employers are likely to be left confused as to what counts and does not count as a protected belief under the Equality Bill, employers groups have warned.

It follows the publication of a draft Employment Statutory Code of Practice, which explains that vegans, atheists and Scientologists could be given the same protection against discrimination as religious groups, under the legislation.

However, the government has distanced itself from the code, which was published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC).

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March 10, 2010

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