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Unsure of your equality rights or the law? We can provide advice and assistance for people who feel they have been discriminated against.

Protecting equality and human rights after Brexit

Map of EuropeIf you consider that there has been a breach of the UK Government’s commitment to ensure that certain equality and human rights in NI would continue to be upheld after Brexit, you can contact us for free and confidential advice on this commitment and what your options are.

Phone 028 90 500600 and ask to speak to the Dedicated Mechanism Unit’s Enquiries Team, email the Dedicated Mechanism Unit’s Enquiries Team at or read more about making a complaint

Unsure of your equality rights and the law?

You are protected against discrimination when:

- working or seeking work

- buying or renting goods, services and housing

- using educational services provided by primary and secondary schools

Various protections exist in relation to age, disability, race, religious or similar philosophical belief, political opinion, sex, married or civil partnership status, pregnancy & maternity, sexual orientation and gender reassignment.

If you believe you may have been discriminated against please contact us for further assistance - Tel: 028 90 500 600, email:  We may be able to help you resolve your situation, or you may be able to bring a complaint to a tribunal or county court.  Don't delay - time limits apply.

Download our leaflet: The role and services of the Equality Commission (pdf)

COVID-19 and discrimination

Responding to Covid-19You are still protected by the law, even during the COVID-19 pandemic.  All the equality and anti-discrimination laws remain the same.

If you feel that you have been discriminated against in work or in trying to access goods, facilities or services, you can still contact our discrimination advice team for free and confidential advice on the law and what your options are.

Phone 028 90 500 600 and ask to speak to a discrimination advice officer, or email the discrimination advice team - 

If your query is work-related, you might be interested in our employer advice for responding to COVID-19


Our Legal work

The Equality Commission provides free legal advice to over 4,000 individuals every year who believe they have been discriminated against. Learn more about our legal work

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Privacy / GDPR - We are fully committed to protecting the rights and privacy of our clients and other individuals in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation.  See our Legal Services Privacy Notice (pdf)

Our advisors

Speak to one of our advisors
028 90 500 600

Advisor resources

We can assist organisations and groups who provide advice to people who believe they have been discriminated against.

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Early conciliation service

The Labour Relations Agency  (LRA) provides a free conciliation service.  If you are considering taking a discrimination complaint at work to tribunal you must register your complaint with the LRA before starting proceedings.

Decisions & Settlements

We have supported many people who were prepared to challenge discrimination in the workplace, in education and in the provision of services. Read our legal case summaries