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Government reforms (1): Discrimination – ‘caste’ out

What do we already know?

We updated you in our August 2017 Newsletter Government reforms (2): Discrimination – consultation on caste that the Government was consulting on whether to:

The consultation closed on 18 September 2017.


What’s new?

The Government Equalities Office has published its response to the consultation on caste, available here.

The Government has decided not to legislate and instead to rely on emerging case law. Caste will therefore not be made an aspect of race for discrimination purposes under the Equality Act 2010. The Government concluded that:

This decision also reflects the responses to the consultation:

These responses were provided by employers, service providers and public authorities, among others.


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