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Unification, simplification, amplification? an analysis of aspects of the British Equality Act 2010

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Since the seminal Sex Discrimination Act 1975, modern British equality law developed in a piecemeal fashion over four decades. The landmark Equality Act 2010 was designed to unify, simplify and, to a limited extent, strengthen the legislation in this area. Despite its long gestation period, the Bill suffered from a lack of parliamentary scrutiny. This article sets the Equality Act in context and, by analysing certain aspects, discusses how far it has met those aims.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)509-528
Number of pages20
JournalCommonwealth Law Bulletin
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2012

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