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Equality Act 'barking mad'

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The Equality Act comes into force today, making it an offence for employers to question job applicants about their health and giving greater protection to employees who look after disabled or elderly relatives.

Legal affairs analyst Clive Coleman looks at how the new piece of employment law will affect millions of people across England, Scotland and Wales.

Author Simon Jenkins and solicitor Kiran Daurka discuss the future of political correctness in the UK.


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