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Late Equality Act guidance could create 'widespread confusion'

The Government has risked creating "widespread confusion" among employers by issuing guidance on the new Equality Act just over a week before it is implemented, legal experts have warned.

The long awaited Equality Act will come into force on 1 October, rationalising a host of employment regulations and adding new responsibilities on employers - especially in the field of disability discrimination.

However, detailed guidance on how the old laws will be phased out and the new rules brought in was only issued this week, giving employers just 10 days to ensure their policies are legally compliant.

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September 29, 2010

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