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INTRODUCTION

Background and summary

Summary

Overview of the structure of the Bill

Summary of the Impact Assessments

Public sector costs and manpower effects

Other costs and benefits

Summary of the (Equality) Impact Assessment

Carbon impact

Territorial extent and application

Scotland

Wales

Northern Ireland

Compatibility with the European Convention on Human Rights

Transposition of EU Directives

Commencement

COMMENTARY ON CLAUSES

Clause 2: Power to amend section 1

Clause 3: Enforcement

PART 2: KEY CONCEPTS

Clause 5: Age

Clause 6: Disability

Clause 7: Gender reassignment

Clause 8: Marriage and civil partnership

Clause 9: Race

Clause 10: Religion or belief

Clause 11: Sex

Clause 12: Sexual orientation

Chapter 2: Prohibited conduct

Clause 14: Combined discrimination: dual characteristics

Clause 15: Discrimination arising from disability

Clause 16: Gender reassignment discrimination: cases of absence from work

Clause 17: Pregnancy and maternity discrimination: non-work cases

Clause 18: Pregnancy and maternity discrimination: work cases

Clause 19: Indirect discrimination

Clause 20: Duty to make adjustments

Clause 21: Failure to comply with duty

Clause 22: Regulations

Clause 23: Comparison by reference to circumstances

Clause 24: Irrelevance of alleged discriminator's characteristics

Clause 25: References to particular strands of discrimination

Clause 26: Harassment

Clause 27: Victimisation

PART 3: SERVICES AND PUBLIC FUNCTIONS

Clause 29: Provision of services, etc.

Clause 30: Ships and hovercraft

Clause 31: Interpretation and exceptions

PART 4: PREMISES

Clause 33: Disposals, etc.

Clause 34: Permission for disposal

Clause 35: Management

Clause 36: Leasehold and commonhold premises and common parts

Clause 37: Adjustments to common parts in Scotland

Clause 38: Interpretation and exceptions

PART 5: WORK

Clause 40: Employees and applicants: harassment

Clause 41: Contract workers

Clause 42: Identity of employer

Clause 43: Interpretation

Clause 44: Partnerships

Clause 45: Limited liability partnerships

Clause 46: Interpretation

Clause 47: Barristers

Clause 48: Advocates

Clause 49: Personal offices: appointments, etc.

Clause 50: Public offices: appointments, etc.

Clause 51: Public offices: recommendations for appointments etc.

Clause 52: Interpretation and exceptions

Clause 53: Qualifications bodies

Clause 54: Interpretation

Clause 55: Employment service-providers

Clause 56: Interpretation

Clause 57: Trade organisations

Clause 58: Official business of members

Clause 59: Interpretation

Clause 60: Enquiries about disability and health

CHAPTER 2: OCCUPATIONAL PENSION SCHEMES

Clause 62: Non-discrimination alterations

Clause 63: Communications

Chapter 3: Equality of terms

Clause 65: Equal work

Clause 66: Sex equality clause

Clause 67: Sex equality rule

Clause 68: Sex equality rule: consequential alteration of schemes

Clause 69: Defence of material factor

Clause 70: Exclusion of sex discrimination provisions

Clause 71: Sex discrimination in relation to contractual pay

Clause 72: Relevant types of work

Clause 73: Maternity equality clause

Clause 74: Maternity equality clause: pay

Clause 75: Maternity equality rule

Clause 76: Exclusion of pregnancy and maternity discrimination provisions

Clause 77: Discussions with colleagues

Clause 78: Gender pay gap information

Clause 79: Colleagues

Clause 80: Interpretation and exceptions

Chapter 4: Supplementary

Clause 82: Offshore work

Clause 83: Interpretation and exceptions

PART 6: EDUCATION

Clause 85: Pupils: admission and treatment, etc.

Clause 86: Victimisation of pupils, etc. for the conduct of parents, etc.

Clause 87: Application of certain powers under Education Act 1996

Clause 88: Disabled pupils: accessibility

Clause 89: Interpretation and exceptions

Chapter 2: Further and higher education

Clause 91: Students: admission and treatment, etc.

Clause 92: Further and higher education courses

Clause 93: Recreational or training facilities

Clause 94: Interpretation and exceptions

Chapter 3: General qualifications bodies

Clause 96: Qualifications bodies

Clause 97: Interpretation

Chapter 4: Miscellaneous

Clause 99: Educational charities and endowments

PART 7: ASSOCIATIONS

Clause 101: Members and associates

Clause 102: Guests

Clause 103: Sections 101 and 102: further provision

Clause 104: Selection of candidates

Clause 105: Time-limited provision

Clause 106: Interpretation and exceptions

PART 8: PROHIBITED CONDUCT: ANCILLARY

Clause 108: Liability of employers and principals

Clause 109: Liability of employees and agents

Clause 110: Instructing, causing or inducing discrimination

Clause 111: Aiding contraventions

PART 9: ENFORCEMENT

Chapter 2: Civil courts

Clause 114: Immigration cases

Clause 115: Education cases

Clause 116: National security

Clause 117: Time limits

Clause 118: Remedies

Chapter 3: Employment tribunals

Clause 120: Jurisdiction in armed forces cases

Clause 121: References by court to tribunal, etc.

Clause 122: Time limits

Clause 123: Remedies: general

Clause 124: Remedies: national security

Clause 125: Remedies: occupational pension schemes

Chapter 4: Equality of terms

Clause 127: References by court to tribunal, etc.

Clause 128: Time limits

Clause 129: Section 128: supplementary

Clause 130: Assessment of whether work is of equal value

Clause 131: Remedies in non-pensions cases

Clause 132: Remedies in pensions cases

Clause 133: Remedies in claims for arrears brought by pensioner members

Clause 134: Supplementary

Chapter 5: Miscellaneous

Clause 136: Previous findings

Clause 137: Obtaining information etc.

Clause 138: Interest

Clause 139: Conduct giving rise to separate proceedings

Clause 140: Interpretation, etc.

PART 10: CONTRACTS, ETC.

Clause 142: Removal or modification of unenforceable terms

Clause 143: Contracting out

Clause 144: Void and unenforceable terms

Clause 145: Declaration in respect of void term, etc.

Clause 146: Meaning of “qualifying compromise contract”

Clause 147: Interpretation

PART 11: ADVANCEMENT OF EQUALITY

Clause 149: Public authorities and public functions

Clause 150: Power to specify public authorities

Clause 151: Power to specify public authorities: consultation and consent

Clause 152: Power to impose specific duties

Clause 153: Power to impose specific duties: cross-border authorities

Clause 154: Power to impose specific duties: supplementary

Clause 155: Enforcement

Clause 156: Interpretation

Chapter 2: Positive action

Clause 158: Positive action: recruitment and promotion

PART 12: DISABLED PERSONS: TRANSPORT

Clause 160: Designated transport facilities

Clause 161: Taxi licence conditional on compliance with taxi accessibility regulations

Clause 162: Exemption from taxi accessibility regulations

Clause 163: Passengers in wheelchairs

Clause 164: Passengers in wheelchairs: exemption certificates

Clause 165: Lists of wheelchair-accessible vehicles

Clause 166: Assistance dogs in taxis

Clause 167: Assistance dogs in taxis: exemption certificates

Clause 168: Assistance dogs in private hire vehicles

Clause 169: Assistance dogs in private hire vehicles: exemption certificates

Clause 170: Appeals

Clause 171: Interpretation

Chapter 2: Public service vehicles

Clause 173: Offence of contravening PSV accessibility regulations

Clause 174: Accessibility certificates

Clause 175: Approval certificates

Clause 176: Special authorisations

Clause 177: Reviews and appeals

Clause 178: Fees

Clause 179: Interpretation

Chapter 3: Rail vehicles

Clause 181: Exemptions from rail vehicle accessibility regulations

Clause 182: Procedure for making exemption orders

Clause 183: Annual report on exemption orders

Clause 184: Rail vehicle accessibility: compliance

Clause 185: Interpretation

Chapter 4: Supplementary

PART 13: DISABILITY: MISCELLANEOUS

Clause 188: Improvements to let dwelling houses

PART 14: GENERAL EXCEPTIONS

Clause 190: National security

Clause 191: Charities

Clause 192: Charities: supplementary

Clause 193: Sport

Clause 194: General

Clause 195: Age

PART 15: GENERAL

Clause 197: Crown application

Clause 198: Information society services

Clause 199: Exercise of power

Clause 200: Ministers of the Crown

Clause 201: The Welsh Ministers

Clause 202: The Scottish Ministers

Clause 203: Amendments, repeals and revocations

Clause 204: General interpretation

Clause 205: References to maternity leave, etc.

Clause 206: Index of defined expressions

Clause 207: Money

Clause 208: Commencement

Clause 209: Extent

Clause 210: Short title

Schedule 1: Disability: supplementary provision

Schedule 2: Services and public functions: reasonable adjustments

Schedule 3: Services and public functions: exceptions

Schedule 4: Premises: reasonable adjustments

Schedule 5: Premises: exceptions

Schedule 6: Office-holders: excluded offices

Schedule 7: Equality of terms: exceptions

Schedule 8: Work: reasonable adjustments

Schedule 9: Work: exceptions

Part 3: Other exceptions

Schedule 10: Accessibility for disabled pupils

Part 1: Sex discrimination

Part 2: Religious or belief-related discrimination

Schedule 12: Further and higher education exceptions

Schedule 13: Education: reasonable adjustments

Schedule 14: Educational charities and endowments

Schedule 15: Associations: reasonable adjustments

Schedule 16: Associations: exceptions

Schedule 17: Disabled pupils: enforcement

Schedule 18: Public sector equality duty: exceptions

Schedule 19: Public authorities

Schedule 20: rail vehicle accessibility: compliance

Schedule 21: Reasonable adjustments: supplementary

Schedule 22: Statutory provisions

Schedule 23: General exceptions

Schedule 24: Harmonisation: exceptions

Schedule 25: Information society services

Schedule 26: Amendments

Schedule 27: Repeals and revocations

Schedule 28: Index of defined expressions

 
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