New Equality Advisory and Support Service is launched

The Equality Advisory and Support Service (EASS) has been established to offer bespoke advice and targeted support on issues of discrimination to those who need it most.

Individuals in the UK already can access help and information from a range of expert advisory services which include Citizens Advice and ACAS, but where appropriate these organisation’s may refer more complex cases to the EASS for further tailored assistance.

Where possible the new service seeks to resolve issues informally, but can also offer referrals to mediation or conciliation services, or help to start a legal claim if necessary.

It gives employees another avenue to help support them when dealing with any instances of discrimation.