Equality Act guidance downloads

A new Equality Act started to come into force on 1 October 2010. We have created a series of guidance documents to help explain the Act and provide practical examples on how the law has changed. We currently have guidance for employers, workers, service providers, service users and education providers. Guidance for students will be available soon.

Update: Web based versions of the guidance have now been launched. Use the navigation links on the left or the right to find the guidance online.

Summary guides

Guidance for employers

  1. What equality law means for you as an employer: when you recruit someone to work for you
    Word | PDF | Welsh language Word
  2. What equality law means for you as an employer: working hours, flexible working and time off
    Word | PDF | Welsh language Word
  3. What equality law means for you as an employer: pay and benefits
    Word | PDF | Welsh language Word
  4. What equality law means for you as an employer: training, development, promotion and transfer
    Word | PDF | Welsh language Word
  5. What equality law means for you as an employer: managing workers
    Word | PDF | Welsh language Word
  6. What equality law means for you as an employer: dismissal, redundancy, retirement and after a worker has left
    Word | PDF | Welsh language Word
  7. Good equality practice for employers: equality policies, equality training and monitoring
    Word | PDF | Welsh language Word
  8. Pre-employment health questionnaires
    Word Ι PDF | Welsh language Word 
  9. Religion or belief in the workplace: a guide for employers following recent European Court of Human Rights
    Word Ι PDF
  10. Religion or belief in the workplace: an explanation of recent European Court of Human Rights judgments
    Word Ι PDF

For an online version of the guide, see

Guidance for employers

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Guidance for workers

  1. Your rights to equality at work: when you apply for a job
    Word | PDF | Welsh language Word
  2. Your rights to equality at work: working hours, flexible working and time off
    Word | PDF | Welsh language Word
  3. Your rights to equality at work: pay and benefits
    Word | PDF | Welsh language Word
  4. Your rights to equality at work: training, development, promotion and transfer
    Word | PDF | Welsh language Word
  5. Your rights to equality at work: how you are managed
    Word | PDF | Welsh language Word
  6. Your rights to equality at work: dismissal, redundancy, retirement and after you have left a job
    Word | PDF | Welsh language Word
  7. Pre-employment health questionnaires for job applicants
    Word | PDF | Welsh language Word 

For an online version of these guides, see Guidance for workers.

Guidance for service providers

  1. What equality law means for your association, club or society
    Word | PDF | Welsh language Word
  2. What equality law means for your business
    Word | PDF | Welsh language Word
  3. What equality law means for your voluntary and community sector organisation (including charities and religion or belief organisations)
    Word | PDF | Welsh language Word

For an online version of these guides, see Guidance for service providers.

Guidance for service users

  1. Your rights to equality as a member, associate member or guest of an association, club or society
    Word | PDF | Welsh language Word
  2. Your rights to equality from businesses providing goods, facilities or services to the public
    Word | PDF | Welsh language Word
  3. Your rights to equality from voluntary and community sector organisations (including charities and religion or belief organisations)
    Word | PDF | Welsh language Word
  4. Your rights to equality from the criminal and civil justice systems and national security
    Word | PDF | Welsh language Word
  5. Your rights to equality from healthcare and social care services
    Word | PDF | Welsh language Word
  6. (Yet to be published)
  7. Your rights to equality from local councils, government departments and immigration
    Word | PDF | Welsh language Word
  8. Your rights to equality from Parliaments, politicians and political parties
    Word | PDF | Welsh language Word
  9. (Yet to be published)

For an online version of these guides, see Guidance for service users.

Guidance for education providers

  • What equality law means for you as an education provider - further and higher education
    Word | PDF coming soon
  • What equality law means for you as an education provider - schools
    Word | PDF coming soon

For an online version of these guides, see Guidance for education providers: FE and HE and Guidance for education providers: schools..

Guidance for public sector bodies

  1. The essential guide to the public sector equality duty
    Word | PDF

For further guidance, see the public sector equality duty section.

 

Guidance for students

What equality law means for you as a student in further or higher education

Download PDF | Download WORD | Download Welsh WORD

Your rights if you are in further or higher education (easy read)

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Easy read versions of the guidance

Workers

Employment easy read guidanceHow to make sure everyone is treated fairly at work

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Telling people about your disability or health when you apply for a jobTelling people about your disability or health when you apply for a job

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Service users

Services easy read guidanceHow to make sure everyone is treated fairly when they use services or belong to clubs and groups

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