Guidance for employers pre-October 10
This section describes the main areas in which discrimination in employment can arise, who it applies to, and what employers can do to prevent it. Whether you employ full-time, part-time or temporary staff, you should be aware of the rights they have to fair treatment at work.
- Information for employers on recruitment and job advertisements
- Guidance on recruiting and supporting trans people
Working hours, flexible working and time off
- Taking a flexible approach
- Working Better - innovative new ways of working, particularly more flexible options
- A short guide to flexible working (publication)
- A manager's guide to flexible working (publication)
- Flexible working: Family Friendly working hours taskforce report
- Transformation of work: practical, interactive guidance to organising work differently
Pay and benefits
Equality policies, equality training and monitoring
- Guidance for employers on how to tackle discrimination and promote equality
- Guidance on making reasonable adjustments for disabled employees
- An employer's guide to creating an inclusive workplace (pdf)
Toolkits and resources
- Guidance on managing new and expectant parents
- Equal pay resources
- Equal pay audit toolkit
- Equal pay audit toolkit for small businesses
- Guidance on recruiting and supporting trans employees
- Tailor made guides for small businesses (SMEs).
Public sector duties
- All public bodies (like councils and hospitals) are legally obliged to pay 'due regard' to the need to take action on race, disability and gender equality. Read more about the Public sector duties.
- Benefits for employers of considering equality and diversity
- Which organisations are covered?
- Straightforward answers to 50 difficult questions
- Sex and Power report: survey on women in positions of power and influence
Other employment rights
Your employees (and any workers who work for you, but don't have a contract of employment, such as contractors) have other employment rights than those relating to equality and human rights. These other rights may arise from national or European law, and include rights to contracts, pay, holidays and dismissal.
This website does not contain details of these other employment rights. For further information you should consult a solicitor or approach one of the following organisations:
- Acas (the advisory, conciliation and arbitration service)
- Business Link
- Department for Business, Innovation and Skills
Last Updated: 04 Jun 2009