back to article Employers get Equality Act info from mega-thick codes

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published the statutory guidance that will help employers, lawyers and courts to interpret the Equality Act. Three Codes of Practice were laid before Parliament last week. The Codes address employment; services, public functions and associations; and equal pay. They cover each …

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Another bloody title

Give us some links in the article, please. Links to the pdfs of these statutory codes of practice.

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"Protected characteristics."

The question I have is why are some characteristics protects and others are not? Surely it should be a fairly simple law: you may discriminate someone only their ability to perform a required job. No other form of discrimination whatsoever is acceptable.

This law makes it sound like it is only illegal to discriminate against traits complained about by the world's squeaky wheels. Surely some mistake...

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That's right

The "squeaky wheels" being anyone being sexually interested in their own sex, having a skin colour other than white, and/or lacking a penis. Meaning that if you have a penis, white skin and are sexually attracted to people with no penises, you can expect to be discriminated against as normal with no recourse. You know, like it's perfectly OK to have women-only gyms and clubs but anyone even suggesting a men-only gym or club is a patriarchal misogynist pig.

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