Advice and guidance about equality issues including information for key groups and advice on harassment and discrimination and the NEU's equality toolkit.

You can also browse the A-Z of our advice and guidance including all our advice on equalities, or take a look at the top five questions asked by members to our Advice Line.

Key groups

  • People holding LGBTQ flag
    LGBT+

    Browse all content tagged with LGBT+

  • Disabled woman in a wheelchair
    Disability

    The NEU works with disabled teachers and pupils to abolish disablism and discrimination.

  • Advice Domestic violence
    Violence against women and girls

    Each year across the UK 3 million women experience violence, and there are many more living with the legacies of abuse experienced in the past.

  • Group of students preparing for exams in the library
    New and trainee teachers

    Advice, tips and publications for new and trainee teachers on starting your teaching placement, lesson planning and behaviour management as well as frequently asked questions. 

  • Advice Two lesbian girls holding hands and rainbow flag
    Equality toolkit

    This toolkit is aimed at school representatives and teacher governors in all schools and FE colleges, including independent schools in England and Wales. It will also be a useful resource for Division Secretaries and Equalities Officers.

Race

  • Advice Woman using phone
    Racial Harassment

    The legal definition of racial harassment, who is protected and the first steps you should take if you think you are being subjected to racial harassment.

  • Advice Woman protestor with megaphone
    Race discrimination

    The legal definitions of race discrimination, who is protected, and the first steps you should take if you think you have been discriminated against at work.

Age

  • Advice Senior couple with dog
    Age harassment

    Who is protected from harassment on grounds of age and the first steps you should take if you think you are being subjected to such harassment.

  • Advice Senior teacher in group discussion
    Age discrimination

    Who is protected from age discrimination and the first steps you should take if you think you have been discriminated against at work.

Disability

  • Advice Dave, Louise and Katie. @Kois Miah
    Disability harassment

    The legal definition of harassment on grounds of disability, who is protected and the first steps you should take if you think you are being subjected to such harassment.

  • Advice Teacher reading to a boy in a wheelchair
    Disability discrimination

    The legal definition of disability discrimination, who is protected and the first steps you should take if you think you have been discriminated against at work.

Transgender issues

  • Advice Trans flags flying from a car
    Transgender harassment

    Who is protected from harassment on grounds of transgender status,and the first steps you should take if you think you have been harassed at work.

  • Advice Transgender flag white blue pink from multi-colored chalks
    Transgender discrimination

    Who is protected from transgender discrimination, and the first steps you should take if you think you have been discriminated against at work.

  • Advice People holding LGBTQ flag
    Trans educators toolkit

    The NEU Trans Equality Toolkit provides information for education staff on transitioning in school/college.

Sexual orientation

  • Advice Members hugging pride 2018
    Sexual orientation harassment

    Who is protected from harassment on grounds of sexual orientation, and the first steps you should take if you think you have been harassed at work.

  • Advice NEU pride flag and bus
    Sexual orientation discrimination

    Who is protected from sexual orientation discrimination, and the first steps you should take if you think you have been discriminated against at work.

Sexual harassment

  • Advice Teenager on mobile phone
    Sexual harassment

    Who is protected from sexual harassment and the first steps you should take if you think you are being subjected to such harassment.

  • Advice Teacher And Pupil In School Computer Class
    It's just everywhere - sexism in schools

    The results of UK Feminista and NEU’s groundbreaking study are clear: schools, education bodies and Government must take urgent action to tackle sexism in schools.

  • Advice stressed woman
    Sex discrimination

    The legal definitions of sex discrimination, who is protected and the first steps you should take if you think you have been discriminated against at work.

Religion and belief

All equality advice by topic tag

Can't find what you're looking for above? Browse all our equality content, ordered by topic tag. As pages can have more than one topic tag, they can also appear more than once in the list below.

  • Each year across the UK 3 million women experience violence, and there are many more living with the legacies of abuse experienced in the past.

  • The use of verbal abuse as a form of bullying of disabled children and young people is widespread. This has a significant negative impact on self-esteem and achievement.
  • The legal definition of disability discrimination, who is protected and the first steps you should take if you think you have been discriminated against at work.
  • The legal definition of harassment on grounds of disability, who is protected and the first steps you should take if you think you are being subjected to such harassment.
  • The Equality Act 2010 requires employers to make reasonable adjustments to premises or working practices to ensure that employees are not disadvantaged because of their disability.

  • The use of verbal abuse as a form of bullying of disabled children and young people is widespread. This has a significant negative impact on self-esteem and achievement.
  • Who is protected from age discrimination and the first steps you should take if you think you have been discriminated against at work.
  • Who is protected from harassment on grounds of age and the first steps you should take if you think you are being subjected to such harassment.
  • The legal definition of disability discrimination, who is protected and the first steps you should take if you think you have been discriminated against at work.
  • The legal definition of harassment on grounds of disability, who is protected and the first steps you should take if you think you are being subjected to such harassment.
  • This toolkit is aimed at school representatives and teacher governors in all schools and FE colleges, including independent schools in England and Wales. It will also be a useful resource for Division Secretaries and Equalities Officers.
  • How to deal with cases of harassment and bullying of NEU members.

  • A policy statement on Islamophobia

  • The results of UK Feminista and NEU’s groundbreaking study are clear: schools, education bodies and Government must take urgent action to tackle sexism in schools. "It's just everywhere" is a study on sexism in schools and how we tackle it.

  • The legal definitions of pregnancy and maternity discrimination, who is protected and the first steps you should take if you think you have been discriminated against at work.
  • The legal definitions of race discrimination, who is protected, and the first steps you should take if you think you have been discriminated against at work.
  • The legal definition of racial harassment, who is protected and the first steps you should take if you think you are being subjected to racial harassment.
  • Who is protected from discrimination on grounds of religion or belief and the first steps you should take if you think you have been discriminated against at work.
  • Who is protected from religion or belief harassment and the first steps you should take if you think you are being subjected to such harassment.
  • The legal definitions of sex discrimination, who is protected and the first steps you should take if you think you have been discriminated against at work.
  • Who is protected from sexual harassment and the first steps you should take if you think you are being subjected to such harassment.
  • Who is protected from sexual orientation discrimination, and the first steps you should take if you think you have been discriminated against at work.
  • Who is protected from harassment on grounds of sexual orientation, and the first steps you should take if you think you have been harassed at work.
  • Trade union victimisation, who is protected from it and the first steps you should take if you think you have been victimised at work.
  • Who is protected from transgender discrimination, and the first steps you should take if you think you have been discriminated against at work.
  • Who is protected from harassment on grounds of transgender status,and the first steps you should take if you think you have been harassed at work.

  • The purpose of this guidance is to suggest practical ways in which the school and college environment can be improved for women who are going through the menopause.

  • Who is protected from sexual orientation discrimination, and the first steps you should take if you think you have been discriminated against at work.
  • Who is protected from harassment on grounds of sexual orientation, and the first steps you should take if you think you have been harassed at work.
  • In the last few years there has been much work done, raising awareness and increasing the visibility of transgender issues. This advice aims to helps school and college staff support gender variant or questioning students in the educational environment.

  • The NEU Trans Equality Toolkit provides information for education staff on transitioning in school/college.

  • The legal definitions of pregnancy and maternity discrimination, who is protected and the first steps you should take if you think you have been discriminated against at work.

  • The purpose of this guidance is to suggest practical ways in which the school and college environment can be improved for women who are going through the menopause.

  • The legal definitions of race discrimination, who is protected, and the first steps you should take if you think you have been discriminated against at work.
  • The legal definition of racial harassment, who is protected and the first steps you should take if you think you are being subjected to racial harassment.

  • The Equality Act 2010 requires employers to make reasonable adjustments to premises or working practices to ensure that employees are not disadvantaged because of their disability.

  • The campaign for equal pay has a long history; one which is still ongoing.
  • The results of UK Feminista and NEU’s groundbreaking study are clear: schools, education bodies and Government must take urgent action to tackle sexism in schools. "It's just everywhere" is a study on sexism in schools and how we tackle it.

  • The legal definitions of sex discrimination, who is protected and the first steps you should take if you think you have been discriminated against at work.
  • Who is protected from sexual harassment and the first steps you should take if you think you are being subjected to such harassment.

  • Trade union victimisation, who is protected from it and the first steps you should take if you think you have been victimised at work.

  • In the last few years there has been much work done, raising awareness and increasing the visibility of transgender issues. This advice aims to helps school and college staff support gender variant or questioning students in the educational environment.

  • The NEU Trans Equality Toolkit provides information for education staff on transitioning in school/college.

  • Who is protected from transgender discrimination, and the first steps you should take if you think you have been discriminated against at work.
  • Who is protected from harassment on grounds of transgender status,and the first steps you should take if you think you have been harassed at work.

  • The campaign for equal pay has a long history; one which is still ongoing.
  • The results of UK Feminista and NEU’s groundbreaking study are clear: schools, education bodies and Government must take urgent action to tackle sexism in schools. "It's just everywhere" is a study on sexism in schools and how we tackle it.

  • The legal definitions of pregnancy and maternity discrimination, who is protected and the first steps you should take if you think you have been discriminated against at work.
  • The right to vote was a hard-won milestone in the battle for equality
  • Each year across the UK 3 million women experience violence, and there are many more living with the legacies of abuse experienced in the past.
  • The NEU is concerned about how poverty disproportionately affects women.
  • The purpose of this guidance is to suggest practical ways in which the school and college environment can be improved for women who are going through the menopause.