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Are you ready? Ten employment law reforms coming into force on 6 April 2014

On 6 April 2014, a raft of important employment law reforms will come into force. In this report, Addleshaw Goddard rounds up these changes and bring together links to more detailed reports, guidance and the relevant legislation.

The statutory framework under which individuals can ask questions about discrimination in the workplace will be repealed on 6 April 2014. The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 (Commencement No.6 Transitional Provisions and Savings) Order 2014 will bring section 66 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 into force on that date. The effect of this is to remove the statutory questionnaire procedure set out at section 138 of the Equality Act 2010 in relation to all contraventions occurring on or after 6 April 2014.

The statutory framework will be replaced by non-legislative best-practice Acas guidance setting out how job applicants and employees can ask questions about discrimination and equal pay under the Equality Act 2010 and how employers should respond to such questions…

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