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Equality Bill

Volume 713: debated on Wednesday 21 October 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government why the Equality Bill does not provide for protection against harassment for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. [HL5678]

The Equality Bill does not leave lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people unprotected from harassment. There is specific protection against harassment in the workplace. Outside the workplace, protection against conduct which could count as harassment is provided through the direct discrimination provisions in the Bill.