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

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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: prohibit caste discrimination through case law; or specify caste as a protected characteristic in the Equality Act 2010. The consultation closed on 18 September 2017.  …
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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…
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Government reforms (2): Discrimination – consultation on caste

caste discrimination
What do we already know? We updated you in our May 2013 Newsletter (Government reforms finalised) and our January 2015 Newsletter (Case update (3): Discrimination – protects caste?) that the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act amended the Equality Act 2010 to prohibit discrimination on grounds of caste.  The target date was Summer 2015 and the…
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Case update (3): Discrimination – protects caste?

Summary: Can caste be covered by the existing definition of race discrimination? Yes says the EAT in Chandhok and another v Tirkey available here. Facts: Ms Tirkey was a domestic worker for Mr and Mrs Chandhok for four years until 2012. Her inherited caste is the Adivasi, which is recognised in Indian culture as the…
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Government reforms: finalised

The Government’s central reform package, set out in the ERRB has now been finalised and become the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (ERRA 2013). The Government has also published commencement dates for various parts of the Act and we set out the most relevant below. Those provisions with an ‘unknown’ date are planned to…
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