Frequently asked questions on equality issues
Your questions - Staff services
Our Toolkit for Staff services provides the key equality guidance relevant to your work.
If a member of staff declares a disability for the REF, is the institution 'deemed to know' about the staff member's disability?Related subject: Disability | Staff | Equality Act Related subject: Disability | Equality Act
Does section 60 (pre-employment health questionnaires) of the Equality Act 2010 impact upon our existing recruitment policies and practices?Related subject: Disability Related subject: Age | Staff
Will we be able to retain our minimum age for student entrance (mostly 17 or 18 years old)?Related subject: Age | Staff Related subject: Religion and belief | Staff | Students Related subject: Sexual orientation
Can employees be harassed on the basis of their perceived sexual orientation even if it transpires that they are heterosexual?
How do we manage conflicts of freedom between individuals' rights concerning sexual orientations and religion and belief?Related subject: Sexual orientation | Staff Related subject: Gender | Staff
We've done a job evaluation review and an equal pay review, and find only a small gap between men's and women’s pay in jobs across similar grades. Does that mean we now have equal pay between men and women?Related subject: Gender | Staff | Students
My institution has just over 50 per cent female staff and students, and women are getting good degrees – so why is gender equality still on the agenda?Related subject: Disability | Staff
What are disability leave and disability-related sickness and how can they be managed in the context of our other leave and sickness absence policies?Related subject: Disability | Staff | Students Related subject: Disability | Students
Does the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities have any consequences for higher education institutions?