Consultation on repeal of third-party harassment provisions under Equality Act 2010

Close date: 7 August 2012

The Government consults on proposals to repeal the third-party harassment provisions in the Equality Act 2010 on the basis that there is no evidence that they serve a practical purpose or are proportionate for dealing with harassment by third parties. Under s.40 of the Equality Act 2010, in certain circumstances, an employer will be treated as having harassed an employee where the harassment is carried out by a third party.
Consultation document: Equality Act 2010 - employer liability for harassment of employees by third parties (PDF format, 728.7K) (on the Home Office website)
Government response: Equality Act 2010 - employer liability for harassment of employees by third parties (PDF format, 275.4K) (on the Home Office website)
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