Liability for ‘equal treatment’ lies with the agency. However where the agency has taken reasonable steps to obtain relevant information, then liability for breach will lie with the hirer. In more complex cases an Employment Tribunal may apportion blame. It is firmly the hirer’s responsibility to provide access to facilities and job vacancies.


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