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Equality Act comes into force: overview

The new Equality Act came into force today on 1 October. As well as ‘harmonising’ much of the discrimination law into one single act, there are other changes HR need to be aware of.

Worryingly, research from Eversheds reveals 75% of HR professionals surveyed fear that the Equality Act 2010 will lead to an increase in claims.

Over half of employers (57%) have responded to these concerns by implementing training on the Act for managers or staff, or intend to do so. However, nearly a third (29%) had no plans to implement training.

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October 8, 2010

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