Is Britain now a more equal society?
New rules aimed at banning discrimination by employers, covering areas such as age, disability and pay, have come into force. Will these rules make Britain fairer?
The Equality Act covers many workplace areas and draws nine separate pieces of legislation into a single Act.
Equalities Minister Theresa May says it will now be easier for firms to comply with anti-discrimination rules. "In these challenging economic times it's more important than ever for employers to make the most of all the talent available," said Ms May.
Are you an employer? How will the new legislation affect you? Have you faced discrimination in the workplace? Will the changes impose a heavy burden on employers? Will the new legislation offer vulnerable workers more protection?
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