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Petition Extend Equality Act 2010 protections to all job applicants for seafarer roles

The Government must eliminate the loophole under the Equality Act 2010 that allows shipping companies to discriminate (for any UK 'protected characteristics') against job applicants (on England & Wales soil) who apply to work as a seafarer on non-UK registered ships, sailing in international waters.

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Currently job applicants who apply for work as seafarer on a non-UK registered ship, sailing in international waters, can be discriminated against in the employment selection process, even if the process takes place within the England & Wales jurisdiction. Therefore unlike all other job applicants under England & Wales jurisdiction, a job applicant who applies for work as a seafarer on a non-UK registered ship, sailing in international waters is not protected against discrimination in the employment selection process by the Equality Act 2010.

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