Employer liability for employee's discriminatory behaviour

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On this page we look at how you are liable for the discriminatory acts of the people that you employ if the acts are committed in the course of employment. We also consider your liability for contractors and agents. We also look at the defence you may have, known as the ‘all reasonably practicable steps defence’.

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