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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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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, political opinion, religious or similar philosophical belief, race, sexual orientation, disability and age


Service Providers

Those providing goods, facilities and services are required to make these accessible to everyone. 

Contact Us
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: or Tel: 028 90 500 600



Employer Training Programme
We are now be providing a number of training sessions as online webinars.

These will focus on a number of important equality issues for employers and will expand to cover additional topics over the coming months.

Further details are available online:

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.