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Equality Act 2006

Section 55: Instructing or causing discrimination

212.Section 55 makes it unlawful to instruct, cause or induce, or attempt to cause or induce, another person to discriminate unlawfully.

213.Subsection (5) makes clear that the discrimination referred to in this section is that under earlier sections in this Part.

214.Subsection (6) provides that only the CEHR is entitled to bring proceedings in respect of a contravention of this section and must do so in accordance with its powers set out in section 25.

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