Careers Service

Diversity and Equality

Diversity and Equality in the Workplace

The law requires that employers treat applicants and employees equally, regardless of disability, gender, age, race, religion or sexual orientation.

An increasing number of employers are going beyond the requirements of the law and are actively promoting diversity in the workplace.

Unfortunately, discrimination does still exist so you need to know your rights and what you should do if you feel you have been discriminated against in the workplace. For help and advice, call in to the Careers Service, no appointment is needed. Read our accessibility statement.

We also provide advice on sharing information about a disability with employers as well as further disability and employment related resources.

If you are looking for support with equality, diversity or accessibility issues within Newcastle University, visit Student Wellbeing or contact Newcastle University Students' Union.

Sources of information and advice

These websites provide inspiration, information and advice about ensuring equal rights when job seeking and in employment:

  • TARGETjobs - equality and diversity information
  • Equality and Human Rights Commission - includes a helpline for information and guidance on discrimination and human rights issues
  • The Diversity Group - advice and support for all people overcoming inequality or discrimination
  • Access to Work - government scheme to promote equality by giving advice and support with extra costs for disabled employees 
  • Equality Act 2010 - legally protects people from discrimination in the workplace and in wider society
  • Starting Out - Stonewall's LGBT Careers Guide 
  • Modern Muse - aims to empower women to make informed career decisions and highlights companies with a commitment to gender diversity