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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.
 
 

Equality at work

Staying within the law:
 

Blog articles and podcasts for employers and service providers

Making Equality Work

Equality at work - staying within the law


Blog articles and podcasts for employers and service providers.

 

Recent blogs, articles and advice notes

 

                                                           

2019 blog articles

Recent blog articles

 

by Paul Oakes, Manager of the Advisory Services Team (Dec 2019)
 

by Anne McKernan, Head of Legal Services (Nov 2019)
 

by Anne McKernan, Head of Legal Services (Aug 2019)
 

by Paul Oakes, Manager of the Advisory Services Team (June 2019)
 

by Jacqui McKee, Director of Advice and Compliance Division (May 2019)
 

by Frank Fleming, Advisory Services Team - Private Sector, Advice and Compliance Division (May 2019)
 

by Paul Oakes, Advisory Services Team, Advice and Compliance Division (Apr 2019)
 

by Dr Michael Wardlow, Chief Commissioner, Equality Commission NI (Mar 2019)
 

by Frank Fleming, Advisory Services Team - Private Sector, Advice and Compliance Division (Mar 2019)
 

by Paul Oakes, Advisory Services Team, Advice and Compliance Division (Feb 2019)
 

by Paul Oakes, Advisory Services Team, Advice and Compliance Division (Jan 2019)

 

2018 blog articles

by Frank Fleming, Advisory Services Team - Private Sector, Advice and Compliance Division (Oct 2018)
 

by Frank Fleming, Advisory Services Team - Private Sector, Advice and Compliance Division (Sept 2018)
 

by Paul Oakes, Manager of the Advisory Services Team, Advice and Compliance Division (Sept 2018)
 

by David Shutts, OBE, founder of health charity ASTRiiD - employees affected by cancer (Feb 2018)

 

2017 blog articles

by Roisin Kelly from the Equality Commission's Advisory Services Team (Dec 2017)
 

by Paul Oakes, Manager of the Advisory Services Team, Advice and Compliance Division (Nov 2017)
 

by Anne McKernan, Head of Legal Services at the Equality Commission NI (Nov 2017)
 

by Paul Oakes, Manager of the Advisory Services Team, Advice and Compliance Division (July 2017)
 

by Una Wilson, Advisory Services Team, Advice and Compliance Division (July 2017)
 

by Jacqui McKee, Director of Advice and Compliance Division (May 2017)
 

by Eileen Lavery, Head of Policy (May 2017)

 

by Eileen Lavery, Head of Policy (April 2017)

 

by Dr Evelyn Collins CBE, Chief Executive (Mar 2017) IOD Magazine

 

by Dr Evelyn Collins CBE, Chief Executive (Jan 2017) IOD Magazine

 
 

 

Newsletter/ezine
Many of these articles and podcasts have featured in the Equality Commission's newsletter for employers and service providers. If you would like to subscribe, please add your email address below (see ECNI Newsletter at the bottom of this page) and choose the option 'Employers/Service providers', or email
ezine@equalityni.org
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Videos
View some examples of how other organisations have made equality work for them.

Pregnancy and maternity at work

Guidance for employers: www.equalityni.org/PregnancyMaternity
Pregnancy/Maternity rights at work: www.equalityni.org/PregnancyMaternityRights
 

 

Providing accessible services for customer with disabilities

Every Customer Counts: promoting accessible services
Further information about the Commission's 'Every Customer Counts' initiative is available online:
 www.equalityni.org/EveryCustomerCounts

See how local companies have made their services accessible, meeting the needs of their disabled customers and boosting their business.
 

 

Disability Etiquette - getting customer service right

Good customer service and a common sense approach can often make all the difference for your disabled customers. Read more about Getting Customer Service Right 

The videos below provide tips on etiquette when serving people with a range of disabilities.


 
 

Public Authorities - statutory duties

Further information on these topics is available on the Public Authorities section of our website: www.equalityni.org/PublicAuthorities
 

 

Podcasts

Audio Podcasts

 
  • Managing bullying and harassment at work - YouTube (audio) or download MP3 file (13.3mb)
 
  • The reasonable steps defence - YouTube (audio) or download MP3 file (7.3mb)
   
  • Equality laws relating to employment in NI - YouTube (audio) or download MP3 file (6.1mb)
   
  • Equality Commission's advisory services for employers and service providers - YouTube (audio) or download MP3 file (5.1mb)
 
 

 
Equality at work
 
The Chief Commissioner of the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland has a 'view from the chair' article published every month in the business section of The News Letter newspaper. These articles cover a range of equality related issues within a business context. 

2020 articles
 

2019 articles

 

2018 articles

 

2017 articles

 

2016 articles

 

2015 articles

 
 

 

ETP logoThe Equality Commission's Advisory Services Team is running a number of training sessions for employers and service providers. These sessions commence in September and will cover some of the most common enquiries received by the Commission each year, and will help keep employers on the right side of the law.

***ALL TRAINING HAS BEEN POSTPONED***

Equality training topics will include:
 

  • Introduction to understanding equality in the workplace
  • Recruiting fairly
  • Managing prejudice and harassment at work - promoting an inclusive workplace
  • Promoting employment for disabled people
  • The disability reasonable adjustment duty in the recruitment and selection process
  • Managing diabled employees with mental ill health - The DDA
  • Promoting sex equality in the workplace
  • Flexible working and work-life balance
  • How to complete an Article 55 Review


 


If you have any questions about the training, email edtraining@equalityni.org or Tel: 028 90 500 650.

 



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