The Equality Act 2010 is finally here and came into force on 1st October 2010. It builds on existing discrimination legislation but also introduces new provisions, including:
- Preventing employers from asking pre-employment health questions except in specified circumstances.
- Pay secrecy clauses will no longer be enforceable
- New powers given to Employment Tribunals to make recommendations in relation to your workforce as a whole.
This new Act will be fully explored at our forthcoming Employment Seminar on 12th October 2010. For further information see the attached flyer.