Guidance and good practice for small businesses

If you are an organisation and would like a publication in an alternative format please contact the Engagement desk. If you are an individual please contact the Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS).

These publications have been specifically written for small and medium size businesses. See also our guidance for all employers.

Managing the downturn and preparing for recovery

Managing the downturn coverThis short guide sets out how employers can use flexible working and manage redundancies fairly. It explains the rights and entitlements of an employer as well as those of your employees.

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A short guide to flexible working

Flexible working coverThis guide explains what flexible working is and how you can make it work for your business.

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Straightforward answers to 50 difficult questions

50 difficult questionsThis guide covers the 50 most difficult questions small employers tell us they face on equality and good employment practice.

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A guide to Business and Human Rights

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This new guide sets out six key areas that are particularly relevant to smaller business. It also sets out a simple model to understand and put in place respect for human rights across the whole of a business' operations and its supply chain.

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The Equality Act: Guidance for Small Businesses

This guidance helps smaller businesses to understand key legal definitions set out in the Equality Act 2010 and offers practical advice in managing important business challenges and dilemmas.

Understanding legal definitions of discrimination and unlawful behaviour in the Equality Act

Equality Act guide part 1.

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Your role as an employer under the Equality Act

Equality Act guide part 2.

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Your role as a service provider under the Equality Act.

Equality Act guide part 3Download PDF | Word | Welsh

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