Equality Bill passes House of Lords third reading
The Equality Bill has completed a third reading in the House of Lords and will now be passed back to the House of Commons for MPs to consider amendments.
Among the proposed amendments to the Bill which sets out new regulations that could force employers to conduct equal pay audits is a ban on pre-employment health checks.
The inclusion of this ban within the Bill will stop employers from screening job applications to avoid interviewing applicants with disabilities, according to the House of Lords.
March 25, 2010