Informal guidance

Equality Act in force

The new Act came into force on 1 October 2010. Some of the information on this page may be out of date.

This page lists some of the guidance materials produced by the former equality commissions and guidance produced by external organisations, who have given us permission to reproduce their materials on our site.

Guidance from ACAS

Age, Religion or Belief, Sexual orientation

There are no statutory Codes in force covering sexual orientation, religion or belief, or age discrimination. However, ACAS has published guidance documents covering each of these areas. The following guides are also available on the ACAS website:

Guidance from the EOC - advising young people

The Equal Opportunities Commission produced guidance to help advisers who work with young people to work out whether they might have experienced unlawful discrimination. The main focus was sex discrimination but other forms of discrimination are also referred to.

Young people need advice too(PDF)

Guidance from the TUC - mental health issues

The TUC produced guidance 'to help trade union reps and officials provide a good service to members with mental health problems. It aims to equip reps in workplaces with the information they need to deal as well with mental health issues as they do with the other issues that crop up on daily basis.'

Representing and supporting members with mental health problems at work - Guidance for trade union representatives (PDF)

Guidance from the Refugee Council - employing refugees

We have worked with the Refugee Council to produce guidance on employing refugees. The guidance explains which documents can provide evidence of entitlement to work. This guidance is aimed at employers but could be useful for advisers as well. 

Employing Refugees (PDF)          Employing Refugees (Word)        Welsh: Employing Refugees (PDF)

Employing refugees in schools (PDF)

Guidance from Advocacy Action - Human rights toolkit for advocates

Action for Advocacy, the independent advocacy organisation has developed a toolkit based on an initial series of Commission-funded training days to advocates across England and Wales. The toolkit is a resource to promote further thinking and better use of resources that can support advocates to use human rights in their advocacy work.

Human rights toolkit for advocates (PDF)
 

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