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Question for Women and Equalities

UIN 139538, tabled on 30 April 2018

To ask the Minister for Women and Equalities, when she plans to implement the dual discrimination provisions set out in s14 of the Equality Act 2010.

Answered on

3 May 2018

We keep un-commenced provisions of the Equality Act 2010 under review. Successive governments have not considered that sufficient evidence exists to justify the cost and complexity of introducing section 14 of that Act, which would enable a single discrimination claim to be brought under any two characteristics in the Act.

People may already bring a claim under more than one characteristic in relation to the same alleged case of discrimination, and courts and tribunals can consider such claims concurrently.

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