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Government to remove third party harassment law from Equality Act

Laws requiring employers to protect staff from harassment by third parties could be removed from the Equality Act under government proposals.

The move forms part of plans to simplify laws governing equality in the workplace, which ministers claim will help to remove the burden of red tape on businesses.

Currently, under the Equality Act 2010, employers can be held liable if a third party harasses one of their employees and the organisation has failed to take reasonable steps to prevent it.

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June 1, 2012

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