Equality and Diversity

The Employment Equality Regulations 2003

We have outlined some of the key features of the Employment Equality (Sexual Orientation) Regulations 2003 (which came into force on 1 December 2003) and the Employment Equality (Religion or Belief) Regulations 2003 which came into force on 2 December 2003.

Acas has produced practical workplace guidance, for the employer and the employee, which is available on their website. Acas operates a telephone helpline (tel: 08457 47 47 47, textphone: 08456 06 16 00) which provides information and advice across a wide range of employment issues. It also runs an advice line for employers (Equality Direct tel: 0845 600 3444, textphone: 08456 06 16 00) offering good practice guidance on fairness in the workplace.