Consultation on discrimination questionnaires and tribunals' recommendation powers in discrimination cases

Close date: 7 August 2012

The Government consults on proposals to repeal the provisions in the Equality Act 2010 that set out a questionnaire procedure for an individual who thinks that he or she has been discriminated against. The procedure enables employees to gather information from their employer, but the Government says that there is no evidence that this has encouraged the settlement of complaints or better presentation of employment tribunal claims. It also proposes repealing employment tribunals' power to make wider recommendations in discrimination cases on the basis that this has limited use.
Consultation document: Equality Act 2010: consultation on repeal of two enforcement provisions (PDF format, 885.4K) (on the Home Office website)
Government response: Equality Act 2010: consultation on repeal of two enforcement provisions (PDF format, 335.6K) (on the Home Office website)