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The Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003

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17.  (1)  It is unlawful, in relation to a person seeking or undergoing training which would help fit him for any employment, for any training provider to discriminate against him—

(a)in the terms on which the training provider affords him access to any training;

(b)by refusing or deliberately not affording him such access;

(c)by terminating his training; or

(d)by subjecting him to any other detriment during his training.

(2) It is unlawful for a training provider, in relation to a person seeking or undergoing training which would help fit him for any employment, to subject him to harassment.

(3) Paragraph (1) does not apply if the discrimination only concerns training for employment which, by virtue of regulation 7 (exception for genuine occupational requirement), the employer could lawfully refuse to offer the person seeking training.

(4) In this regulation—

  • “training” includes—

    (a)

    facilities for training; and

    (b)

    practical work experience provided by an employer to a person whom he does not employ;

  • “training provider” means any person who provides, or makes arrangements for the provision of, training which would help fit another person for any employment, but it does not include—

    (a)

    an employer in relation to training for persons employed by him;

    (b)

    an educational establishment to which regulation 20 (institutions of further and higher education) applies, or would apply but for the operation of any other provision of these Regulations; or

    (c)

    a school.

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