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The introduction of the Equality Act 2010 (EqA 2010) set out to achieve two primary objectives - to simplify and harmonise existing discrimination laws by bringing them all under one Act and to strengthen the law to afford individuals more protection.
One of the more controversial provision of the EqA 2010 legislation was that an Employer could be vicariously liable for harassment by a third party (such as a client or a contractor) if:
However with effect from 1 October 2013, Employers will no longer be liable for harassment by a third party as the third-party harassment provisions in section 40(2)-(4) of the Equality Act 2010 have been repealed courtesy of The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (ERRA) which received Royal Assent on 25 April 2013.
Other changes you can expect to see in the coming months as a result of The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (ERRA) include: