Deterred job applicants gain protection under Race Relations Act

Implementation date: 22 December 2008

The effect of the Race Relations Act 1976 (Amendment) Regulations 2008 is to put it beyond doubt that indirect discrimination on racial grounds covers a "deterred applicant". This means that a person who is put off applying for a job for which they are otherwise qualified because of an implication that they will be discriminated against should they attempt to do so is protected as much as a person who actually applies for the job or service and is then discriminated against. The Regulations can be viewed on the OPSI website.