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Want to stay on the right side of the law? We support businesses and public authorities and help them to promote good practice.
 
 
 
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Information and advice for businesses and service providers
 
 
Training
Employer Training Programme
 
 
Every Customer Counts
Promoting accessible services
 
 
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Employers and service providers have duties and obligations under equality laws.
To be an equal opportunities employer you must not discriminate unlawfully against or harass anyone on the grounds of:

- sex
- pregnancy or maternity
- gender reassignment
- married or civil partnership
- religious or similar philosophical 
  belief
- political opinion
- race
- sexual orientation
- disability
- age

 


We provide practical advice on how you can manage the equality implications of employing and managing staff and providing services to the public. For further details contact us: email: edenquiries@equalityni.org or Tel: 028 90 890 888

 
Training

We provide high quality training seminars and information sessions to employers on a wide range of equality issues. These events provide advice and guidance on employers’ duties under current equality laws and on introducing best practice.  Training sessions include:

  • Introduction to understanding equality
  • Equality training for line managers
  • Pregnancy, maternity & flexible working
  • Recruiting fairly
  • Bullying and harassment at work
  • Gender equality in the workplace
  • How to complete an Article 55 Review
 
We are flexible in terms of themes covered and can tailor courses to suit employers’ business needs. For further details go to www.equalityni.org/training
 
Every Customer Counts
We have developed the “Every Customer Counts" initiative which supports and encourages businesses to look at how accessible their premises and services are for someone with a disability.

We know that no sensible business person sets out to drive customers away - but if your business is inaccessible to people with disabilities, that is just what you are doing. 20% of people in NI have a disability and 75% of disabled people state that they have walked away from a potential purchase because of access problems. This is a significant loss of income for businesses given that approximately 40% of households in Northern Ireland contain at least 1 disabled person.
 
 
 
 

News & Events

Guidance for employers
- Pregnancy and maternity at work
- The right to request Flexible Working
- Dress codes at work
Model policies (Word doc templates)

- GDPR advice note 


'Equality at work' - Blogs and podcasts

Mental Health Charter sign up 

Every Customer Counts - promote accessible services and grow your business


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Dates for your diary

27
Nov
Employer Equality Update: Belfast
 
11
Dec
How to complete an Article 55 review
 
11
Dec
Public Sector: Develop your Disability Action Plan
 

Employer Registration

11 or more employees working 16hrs or more per week? Register now>
 

   SESSIONS BEGIN SEPTEMBER 2018


Advisory Services Team
For free confidential advice
Tel: 028 90 890 888