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Law firm urges employers 'prepare now' for changes in discrimination law

A leading North West law firm is issuing an urgent plea to employers and HR directors to start planning now for the Equality Bill and other discrimination law changes, which are likely to come into force during 2010.

Mace & Jones employment law partner Phil Allen described the Equality Bill as potentially 'the biggest change in discrimination law in a generation'.

"Employers must not underestimate the depth and scope of this new legislation which makes several fundamental changes to the law," he said. "It is absolutely critical to prepare properly for these changes which cover race, gender, religion and belief, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age and disability.

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January 22, 2010

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