Employment: Proposed Equality Act: Codes and new guidance in development by EHRC

31 January 2012 |

In anticipation of the current Equality Bill coming into force, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (“EHRC”) has been working on producing associated statutory Codes of Practice together with non-statutory guidance.

The Equality Act is intended to replace nine anti-discrimination laws and over one hundred other measures with one consolidated and streamlined piece of legislation.

Five new draft statutory Codes are being prepared relating to employment and occupation, services and public functions, equal pay, education and the public sector equality duty.  The first three of these draft Codes (employment, equal pay and services and public functions) have been released and are currently in a consultation stage.  The consultation ends on 2 April 2010 and questionnaires can be obtained from the EHRC website.

In addition, the ECHR is consulting separately on the non-statutory guidance. This consultation period runs up to 16 April 2010.


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