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