Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill — New Clause 12 — Equality Act 2010: Third Party Harassment of Employees and Applicants — 16 Oct 2012 at 18:00
John Penrose MP, Weston-Super-Mare voted to remove a provision making an employer guilty of harassment if their employee was harassed in the course of their work.
The majority of MPs voted to remove a provision making an employer guilty of harassment if their employee was harassed in the course of their work.
The new clause approved in this vote was:
- ‘In section 40 of the Equality Act 2010 (employees and applicants: harassment) omit subsections (2) to (4).’
The effect of this was to remove provisions on "third party harassment" which meant that an employee who was harassed in the course of their employment was treated, for the purpose of the Equalities Act, as having been harassed by their employer. The provision only applied if the employer knew about the harassment but had not taken reasonable steps to prevent it,
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||263 (+2 tell)||0||0||86.9%|
|Lab||0||220 (+2 tell)||0||87.1%|