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.

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 (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)

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 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)
  • Technical Guidance on Further and Higher Education(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 (EEasy read)

Public Sector Equality Duty

Schools Technical Guidance

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

Last Updated: 19 Dec 2014