Equality Bill

House of Lords written question – answered on 21st October 2009.

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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.

Photo of Baroness Royall of Blaisdon Baroness Royall of Blaisdon Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, House of Lords, Leader of the House of Lords and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

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.

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