Government Reforms (2): Discrimination – consultation on caste

What do we already know?

We updated you in our April 2017 Newsletter Government reforms (2): Discrimination – consultation on caste that the Government is currently consulting in respect of caste discrimination. The consultation presents two options:

  • prohibit caste discrimination through case law; or
  • specify caste as a protected characteristic in the Equality Act 2010

What’s new?

The closing date for responses to the consultation on caste discrimination in the UK has been extended by 8 weeks from 18 July 2017 to 18 September 2017 (as a result of June’s general election).

You can access the consultation here.