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Legal threat over public bodies not meeting equality rules

Nine public authorities are facing legal action for failing to reveal what steps they have taken to end age, sex and disability discrimination.

The Equality Act was introduced in 2010 to crackdown on women being paid less and ensure older and disabled people are not excluded.

A new report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission found the public sector is largely meeting its duties.

But some bodies failed to publish details of the actions they had taken.

Under the new legislation a total of 259 public authorities were required to publish information by 30 April 2013 on what they had done to ensure equality.

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July 3, 2013

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