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Shipping: EEA Nationals

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 12998, tabled on 5 February 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, what his policy is on the enforcement of the Equality Act 2010 (Work on Ships and Hovercraft) Regulations 2011 for seafarers from European Economic Area countries following the UK's departure from the EU.

Answered on

12 February 2020

Any seafarer of an EEA country working in Great Britain is currently able to bring a discrimination claim against their GB-based employer to employment tribunal under the Equality Act 2010 (Work on Ships and Hovercraft) Regulations 2011. The UK’s departure from the EU will not change this in any way.