The Government appears to be consulting on scrapping the entire Equality Act, which includes all anti-discrimination legislation in the UK, which protects people from being fired amongst many other important protections.
The consultation is here http://www.redtapechallenge.cabinetoffice.gov.uk/equalities/
This is part of a new website to encourage the public to tell the Government where to cut red tape. One of the first areas to be examined includes the Equality Act – and one of the suggestions requiring comment is to scrap the Act altogether to cut unnecessary bureaucracy on business and the public sector.
You are urged to please go on to the website and leave your own comments about why the Equality Act is important, and please encourage your staff and supporters to respond too.