Terms of Use

This website is managed by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.  By using the site, you are accepting the following terms and conditions.

Advisory material – not legal advice

This website's content is for general information purposes and is not intended to constitute legal or other professional advice. Any individual claim needs to be considered on its own facts and circumstances in the light of the information available. No two claims are identical, and some areas of the law remain uncertain - a successful outcome in one case does not ensure a successful outcome in another. You should seek specific legal advice in relation to any particular matter. Contact the Equality Advisory Support Service if you want advice about a particular situation, or to be referred to someone who can give you further legal advice.

Links to other websites

We include links to a number of external websites where appropriate to help users find other related information. However, the Equality and Human Rights Commission cannot guarantee the reliability of those links nor the accuracy of information on other organisations' websites. A link from us to another website does not imply endorsement of that organisation nor of their information.

Virus protection

We make every effort to check and test material at all stages of production. It is always wise for you to run an anti-virus and anti-spyware program on all material downloaded from the internet. We cannot accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption, or damage to your data or your computer system which may occur while using material derived from this website.


Whilst considerable effort is made to ensure that the information in this website is accurate and up to date, a website is limited in its ability to convey the complexities of information of a legal, policy or procedural nature. The Equality and Human Rights Commission makes no representations or warranties, either express or implied, as to the accuracy of the information on this website or its fitness for any purpose whatsoever. In no event will the Commission be liable for any direct, indirect, special incidental, or consequential damages arising out of the use of the information held on this website.

Last Updated: 10 Feb 2016