Guidance currently being updated

Please note the Commission is currently reviewing and updating all of its non statutory guidance in order to reflect recent changes in the law. Therefore the documents on this page are being updated and will be placed onto the main areas of the site as these updates are made.

Summary Guides

Summary guidance on services, public functions and associations (PDF | Word)

Guidance for Employers

What equality law means for you as an employer: when you recruit someone to work for you (PDF | Word
What equality law means for you as an employer: working hours, flexible working and time off (PDF | Word)
What equality law means for you as an employer: pay and benefits (PDF | Word)
What equality law means for you as an employer: training, development, promotion and transfer (PDF | Word)
What equality law means for you as an employer: managing workers (PDF | Word)
What equality law means for you as an employer: dismissal, redundancy, retirement and after a worker has left (PDF | Word)
Good equality practice for employers: equality policies, equality training and monitoring (PDF | Word)
Religion or belief in the workplace: an explanation of recent European Court of Human Rights judgments (PDF | Word)

Guidance for Business

Your role as an employer under the Equality Act (PDF | Word)
Your role as a service provider under the Equality Act (PDF | Word)
A short guide to Flexible Working (PDF | Word)

Guidance for workers

Your rights to equality at work: when you apply for a job (PDF | Word)
Your rights to equality at work: working hours, flexible working and time off (PDF | Word)
Your rights to equality at work: pay and benefits (PDF | Word) 
Your rights to equality at work: training, development, promotion and transfer (PDF | Word
Your rights to equality at work: how you are managed (PDF | Word
Your rights to equality at work: dismissal, redundancy, retirement and after you have left a job (PDF | Word
Pre-employment health questionnaires for job applicants (PDF | Word)

Guidance for Service Providers

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

Guidance for Service Users

Your rights to equality as a member, associate member or guest of an association, club or society (PDF | Word)
Your rights to equality from businesses providing goods, facilities or services to the public (PDF | Word)
Your rights to equality from voluntary and community sector organisations (including charities and religion or belief organisations (PDF | Word)
Your rights to equality from the criminal and civil justice systems and national security (PDF | Word)
Your rights to equality from healthcare and social care services (PDF | Word
Your rights to equality from local councils, government departments and immigration (PDF | Word)
Your rights to equality from Parliaments, politicians and political parties (PDF | Word) 

Guidance for Educational Providers

What equality law means for you as an education provider - further and higher education (Word)
What equality law means for you as an education provider - schools (Word)
Public sector equality duty guidance for schools in England (PDF | Word)
Technical Guidance on Further and Higher Education (PDF | Word)
Technical Guidance for Schools in England (PDF | Word)
Technical guidance for schools in Scotland (PDF | Word)

Guidance for Students

What equality law means for you as a student in further or higher education (PDF | Word)
Your rights if you are in further or higher education (Easy read

Public Sector Equality Duty

Guidance for Public Sector Bodies

The essential guide to the public sector equality duty (PDF | Word)
The essential guide to the public sector equality duty Wales for listed authorities (PDF | Word)
Engagement:  A guide for listed public authorities in Wales (PDF | Word)
Meeting the equality duty in policy and decision-making (formerly as Equality Analysis and the Equality Duty: a guide for public authorities) (PDF)
Engagement and the Equality Duty: a guide for public authorities (PDF | Word)
Equality objectives and the equality duty: A guide for public authorities (PDF)
Equality information and the equality duty: A guide for public authorities (PDF | Word)

Technical Guidance on the Public Sector Equality Duty

Technical Guidance on the Public Sector Equality Duty England (PDF | Word)
Technical Guidance on the Public Sector Equality Duty Scotland (PDF | Word)
Technical Guidance on the Public Sector Equality Duty Wales (PDF | Word)

Schools Guidance

Public sector equality duty guidance for schools in England (PDF | Word)

Schools Technical Guidance

Schools Technical Guidance -England (PDF | Word)
Schools Technical Guidance - Scotland (PDF | Word)
Technical Guidance on Further and Higher Education (PDF | Word)

Public Authorities Guidance

Essential guide to the public sector equality duty: A guide for public authorities (Scotland) (Word)

 

 

Last Updated: 11 Sep 2014