One of our key roles is to provide advice and guidance on rights, responsibilities and good practice, based on equality law and human rights.


Whitehall street signPublic sector equality duty

A new public sector equality duty is now in force. View our guidance and resources to help public authorities meet the duty.

Man and woman talkingGuidance for all

Find guidance, toolkits and rights on the new equality law that came into force in October 2010.

Link to Equal Rights Equal Respect training resources

Contact the Equality Advisory Support Service (EASS)

The Equality Advisory Support service is here to give free advice, information and guidance to individuals on equality, discrimination and human rights issues.

Advice and guidance for:

Young People

Information to help young people understand their rights to equality.

Public bodies

Guidance on the additional legal duties that apply to public bodies to promote equality.


Guidance for employers about their obligations under the Equality Act 2010 and a short guide to human rights.  


Information and resources for those who advise the general public about equality and human rights.

Here for Business

Additional guidance and resources for SMEs and larger businesses to implement equality and diversity.

Human rights practitioners

Human rights practical guidance resource for people working in the public sector or in organisations carrying out public functions.

Women - human rights guide

'A Lever for Change' - how to use the CEDAW Convention to guarantee the rights of women and girls.


Supporting trans people at work

Guidance on recruiting transgender staff and managing the gender transition of existing employees.

Good equal pay practice

Resources for small business and large employers including how to undertake equal pay audits.

Managing new and expectant parents

Guidance to help employers manage, support and retain employees who are new or expectant parents.

Domestic abuse and mental health is your business

Resources for employers to address domestic abuse and mental health.

Using your human rights

How to take action if you think your human rights might have been breached.

Guide to the UN disability convention

How to use this human rights convention to make rights a reality for disabled people.