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Organisations need to prepare for the Equality Act warns womenintechnology

With the Equality Act coming into force in October of this year, organisations need to be prepared for the changes in legislation, or employers could find themselves facing expensive lawsuits. That’s according to Maggie Berry, Managing Director of womenintechnology.co.uk.

“It’s great news that these changes are coming into force to strengthen existing equality laws, but employers need to make sure they know exactly what is happening” explains Berry. “The Government Equalities Office predicts that allowing combined discrimination (for example claiming discrimination based on both age and race) will result in a 10% increase in claims – and that is only one of the many changes! Being up to date with these aspects of employment law will both protect businesses from legal challenges and also protect a bigger proportion of the workforce from being discriminated against.”

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August 13, 2010

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