new free helpline for employers seeking advice on equality issues and good
practice in the workplace has been set up, called Equality Direct.
Government-backed advice line will give guidance to employers on all aspects of
equality including age, religion and sexual orientation.
project is managed by ACAS and run by a consortium of BSS (a charity providing
helplines) and law firm DLA.
seeking advice on an equality issue can ring the Equality Direct helpline seven
days a week on 0845 600 3444.
are open from 8am to 8pm Monday to Saturday or 10am to 4pm on Sundays.
is free, all employers pay is the cost of a local call. General information on
good practice is also available on the website.