Government confirms intention to proceed with proposed repeal of third party harassment and the discrimination questionnaire procedure.
The government has recently published its responses to its consultation on proposed further amendments to the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill.
The notable employment-related amendments include proposals to repeal provisions in the Equality Act 2010 relating to third party harassment (which can render employers liable for harassment of their employees by third parties), and the withdrawal of the discrimination questionnaire procedure.
In its response to the consultation, the government confirmed its decision to proceed with both these proposals, indicating that it views them as imposing additional liabilities on employers. This was despite the fact that the majority of respondents to the consultation were opposed to their repeal.
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