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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.
 
 

Employer Registration

What you need to know

How we can help

 

Register with the Equality Commission


Only employers with 11 or more full-time employees working 16 hours or more per week are required to register with the Equality Commission. This should be done within one month of reaching this number of staff.

 

To register your business/organisation with us please complete the form below:

 

*Only to be completed if 11 employees or more work 16+hours per week*
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Can I register by post?

You can register in writing by mailing us the following details:
 
  • employer’s full name
  • employer’s registered address
  • addresses of the employer’s place(s) of business in Northern Ireland (if different from above)
  • brief description of the nature of the business
  • number of employees employed in Northern Ireland who worked 16 or more hours per week on the date of the application for registration.

Send to:
Advice & Compliance Division
Equality House
7-9 Shaftesbury Square
Belfast  BT2 7DP


 

What if there is a change of ownership?
If the business/organisation is already registered with the Commission but ownership has now transferred to you, then you must apply to the Equality Commission to have your name and address entered in the register.

To register the change of ownership contact the Commission’s Compliance Manager
 

Registration, monitoring & review

 

 

We believe that helping you promote and encourage good equal opportunities practice is as important as enforcing the equality law. Every year, the Commission helps hundreds of businesses and organisations comply with equality laws.

We recognise that employer needs differ across sectors and businesses – so we tailor our services to meet employers’ varying needs.

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. We recommend that employers carefully consider their needs and choose the seminars and sessions which are of most benefit to them.

 

    Training sessions include:


   •  Introduction to understanding equality
   •  Equality training for line managers
   •  Recruiting fairly
   •  Bullying and harassment at work
   •  Pregnancy, maternity and flexible working
   •  Absence and performance management
   •  Promoting disability in the workplace 
   •  Reasonable steps defence
   •  How to complete an Article 55 Review
   •  Monitoring form workshops

 

 

 


 

 

 











We are flexible in terms of themes covered and can tailor courses to suit employers’ business needs. Further details are available on our employer training page or email edtraining@equalityni.org - Tel: 02890 500560

 

In-house training

On occasion, the Commission can provide in-house training for organisations.  Where the Commission agrees to such a request, we will normally deliver one session to key staff within the organisation and assist them to disseminate the training internally. For in-house training requests email edtraining@equalityni.org or Tel: 028 90 500560.
 

Speaking engagments

If you are organising an equality related event, Commission staff can share their expertise to highlight relevant issues in equality law that relate to your business priorities. For further information, contact Paul Oakes poakes@equalityni.org  Tel: 028 90 500600.
 

Employer news eZine

To receive updates on our training seminars, events and employer equality networks sign up to receive our Employer & Service Providers' Newsletter using the subscribe button at the bottom of the page.

 
 

 
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