The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill has been amended to reflect the Government’s plans to repeal the provisions in the Equality Act 2010 relating to third party harassment and the discrimination questionnaire procedure (reported in our blog post), despite opposition from the majority of respondents to the consultation.

The Bill has also been amended to include the proposed power for employment tribunals to order an employer to carry out a pay audit where it has lost an equal pay claim or discrimination claim relating to non-contractual pay (reported here).

The planned abolition of the tribunal’s power to make recommendations in discrimination cases for the benefit of the wider workforce is also still on the cards, but is not a high priority and is not included in the amendments to the Bill.