Equality Act remains set to be introduced from October 2010
Theresa May, Equalities Minister, has confirmed the government will press ahead with the implementation of the Equality Act from October.
There had been some recent speculation in employment law circles that the legislation would not follow the original timetable set-out by the last Labour government. This was fuelled by a discovery that references to implementation from October were removed from the Government Equalities Office’s website.
Following Mrs May’s confirmation, employers should now expect key parts of the legislation to come into force from October, and start planning accordingly.