Monday, 13 June 2011

Save the Equality Act!

AnnalyticaPosted by Annalytica

The Coalition Government’s“Red Tape Challenge” website seeks feedback from members of the public to decide how best to make "efficiency savings" by cutting down on areas of work deemed too bureacratic.

Between the 9th and 30th of June, the focus is on the Equality Act. Yes, that would be the very recently passed legislation which protects individuals from discrimination and unfair treatment due to characteristics such as age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

They are asking the public to submit comments on whether current equality laws are “too bureaucratic and burdensome for the benefit they bring, whether they could be simplified or better implemented, or if you think they should be kept exactly as they are” in eight specific areas: Who is protected, Prohibited conduct, At work, Buying goods and using services, Specific sectors – in housing, at school or college, on transport, Positive action, Enforcing equality law and In the public sector.

Please visit this website and let the Government know if you value the Equality Act.

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