New guidance: New resources help organisations avoid discrimination in advertisements for jobs and services

Businesses and other organisations will welcome new online resources in plain English from the Equality and Human Rights Commission on how to avoid discrimination when advertising jobs or services.

The resources include:

  • Guidance: Advertising. What equality law means for advertisers and publishers
  • A checklist: Advertising. A good practice checklist for advertisers and publishers
  • Answers to FAQs: Advertising. Frequently asked questions about what is lawful advertising for: jobs; goods, facilities and services; and accommodation

They are aimed at:

  • Employers (including employment agencies and organisations who advertise for contract workers) who place or publish job advertisements; and
  • Business or organisations (including education providers, vocational trainers, those who sell or let land and property, pubs, clubs, shops, trade unions and partnerships) who advertise their goods, facilities and services

The resources aim to help them avoid breaching anti-discrimination laws when advertising jobs or services.

Operative date

  • Now


  • Download the guidance, checklist and FAQs from the Equality and Human Rights Commission website

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