Lawyers warn of discrimination risk.

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Legal experts have urged UK employers to beware of new measures introduced by the Equality Act 2010, which came into force on October 1. The legislation imposes restrictions on asking job candidates about their health during the recruitment process and has strengthened the protection afforded to disabled applicants and employees.

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These changes could lead to an increase in the number of successful discrimination claims, according to Rachel Dineley, employment partner and head of the diversity and discrimination unit at law firm Beachcroft. "The result of these measures is to...

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