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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.

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March 25, 2010

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