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Budget 2011: Equality Act’s third-party harassment regulations to be removed

As part of the 2011 Budget, the Government has announced that it will consult to remove the "unworkable" requirement under the Equality Act 2010 for employers to take reasonable steps to prevent harassment of their staff by third parties.

The Plan For Growth, launched alongside the Budget, outlined plans to scrap proposed regulatory changes, which the Government claimed would have cost businesses more than £350 million to implement.

Chancellor George Osborne announced in the Budget that dual discrimination rules, which were yet to be introduced under the Equality Act 2010, would not be brought in.

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March 24, 2011

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