Monday, 1 March 2010

Equality Act guidance consultation update

The Equality and Human Rights Commission
has just sent us the "Equality Act guidance consultation update" email.The Commission is producing statutory Codes of Practice and non-statutory guidance to cover all aspects of the Equality Bill once it becomes law. The main purpose of this guidance is to help people understand the Equality Act and how it will affect them.

They thank everone who have responded so far. If you haven't yet this is your chance to join in the consultation and help them get it right.

They have now launched separate consultations on the three draft guides for employment; services, public functions and associations; and education. The consultation period runs until 16 April 2010.

More information on the website specialist page " The new Equality Bill- Framework for a Fairer Future – The Equality Bill information, articles and Press Releases from June 2008 onwards"

On 12 January 2010 we opened the consultation on the statutory draft Codes of Practice for employment; equal pay; and services, public functions and associations. This consultation will make sure that the Codes clearly explain the new law and interpret it correctly. The consultation period for the Codes runs until 2 April 2010.

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