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Equality Act 2010 and employment

Guidance for managers on the operation of the Equality Act 2010 and specific guidance for recruiting managers.


The guidance is attached to this page.

Guidance for recruiting managers

Guidance is provided on:

  • protected characteristics
  • reasonable adjustments
  • questions about health and disability
  • exceptions
  • during the interview
  • after a conditional job offer is made
  • types of discrimination.

Managers’ guidance

Guidance is provided on:

  • protected characteristics
  • managers’ responsibilities
  • barriers to progression
  • employee networks
  • age
  • disability
  • gender
  • gender reassignment
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race
  • religion and belief
  • sexual orientation.