Trade union law firm Thompsons and the TUC have published an easy to understand guide to equality law. The TUC Guide to Equality Law is co-written by Thompsons' head of equal rights Nicola Dandridge and Alison Clarke, editor of Thompsons' monthly Labour and European Law Review.

The eleven-chapter guide explains the context in which discrimination law operates in the UK, and covers all aspects of it including the law as it relates to race, gender, disability, equal pay, sexual orientation, religion and age.

It is being launched on Friday 21 January at the TUC/Equal Opportunities Review Discrimination Law Conference, at which the TUC will call on political parties to make a commitment in their manifestos to ending the voluntary approach to ending the pay gap, including by tackling employers about conducting equal pay audits.

Note to editors

Review copies of the TUC Guide to Equality Law, published in association with Thompsons, are available from the TUC press office on request. The guide is available from TUC publications (020 7467 1294), price £6 to unions, £8 to education or not-for-profit organisations and £10 to commercial organisations.