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Equality North East

Business in the Community welcomes the Single Equality Bill

Over the next few weeks we will be consulting BITC (Race for Opportunity and Opportunity Now) members and will work with the Government Equality Office and the Equality & Human Rights Commission to ensure that this legislation is workable.

The principles behind the Bill are right, but the detail is critical. Over simplifying the issues and cementing ideas which sound great in theory, but donít translate into practice may well cause more problems than they solve. An open and consensual approach to reform, with employers seen as part of the solution not the problem, is the key to progress.

Sam Mercer
Workplace Director, Business in the Community
'At this stage the proposals are very broad and the Government will need to publish much more detail on exactly how these provisions might work.'

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April 28, 2009

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