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(p. 533) 24. Regulation of the Conditions of Employment 

(p. 533) 24. Regulation of the Conditions of Employment
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(p. 533) 24. Regulation of the Conditions of Employment
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James Marson

and Katy Ferris

DOI:
10.1093/he/9780198727347.003.0024

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date: 18 September 2019

This chapter discusses the Equality Act (EA) 2010. There have been many changes adopted following the enactment of this legislation. The Act is relevant for businesses as it imposes obligations to provide a safe system of work, including regulating the activities of management, colleagues, and third parties. This is an area of law that will evolve over the forthcoming years, and whilst much of the previous case law is applicable to this new Act, new judgments will likely expand and clarify the extent of equality law. An employer who is not aware of the provisions of EA 2010 runs the risk of facing very expensive claims, poor industrial relations, and potential damage to his or her reputation as an employer.

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