Equality Act

Equality act

Christian organisations need to ensure they are working within the current law regarding posts that they determine should be held by Christians. A new Equality Act was approved by parliament in April 2010, and its associated employment guidance from the EHRC is now available. The employment section of the Act came into force in October 2010. The Act and guidance made changes to, amongst other things, your recruitment policies. We have therefore prepared a document to summarise the current situation and give pointers for ensuring your organisation is functioning appropriately.This document will be updated as the situation evolves, so do revisit this page in the future. Download Document.

Christian Distinctives focuses on providing resources that assist organisations with the practical outworking of legislation. CD is not a legal advice service – if you are uncertain whether you meet the requirements of the new legislation, we recommend that you seek country specific legal advice on the recruitment of Christians.

HR or personnel professionals working in the Christian sector may like to link in with the UK HR Network, which provides opportunities for sharing expertise, support and encouragement and learning from each other. For more information email the EA HR network.