ACAS guidance: World Cup football

ACAS guidance: World Cup 2018
ACAS has published guidance (available here) for employers on how to manage potentially difficult situations throughout the course of the World Cup. The guidance advises employers on several issues, including offering flexible working options, social media use and drinking alcohol at work.
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ACAS guidance: Religion and belief discrimination

religious and belief discrimination
ACAS has published new guidance on religion and belief discrimination at work, available here. The guidance provides a brief introduction to religion and belief discrimination under the Equality Act 2010 and provides further information on how employers can accommodate workers with religious beliefs. The guidance urges employers to take a flexible approach to religious dress…
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Guidance: ACAS & Government: 1. ACAS Guidance on Agency Workers

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ACAS has published new guidance on the rights of agency workers, available here (commentary here). The guidance follows an increase in the number of calls received from agency workers unaware of their legal entitlements. It highlights several employment rights available to agency workers, including their right: to be paid despite their agency not receiving payment…
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ACAS guidance: Sexual harassment & pregnancy and maternity discrimination

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Sexual harassment at work: Following the recent high profile sexual harassment cases, ACAS has published new guidance (available here).  This guidance assists employers with how to identify and support people who face sexual harassment at work. ACAS highlights a number of behaviours that could be interpreted as sexual harassment, including the display of explicit images,…
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ACAS guidance: Mental health in the workplace

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To coincide with the World Mental Health day on 10 October 2017, ACAS have published the following guidance: Promoting Positive Mental Health in the Workplace, available  here; Dealing with Stress in the Workplace, available here; and Managing Staff Experiencing Mental Ill Health, available here.
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ACAS Guidance: Gender reassignment & parents with ill babies

ACAS has issued new guidance on the following: Gender reassignment (available here) for employers to aid them in supporting non-binary or gender non-conforming employees at work. The guidance suggests a number of measures, including the introduction of clear policies on dealing with non-binary genders at work, the provision of quality diversity and equal opportunities training for…
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Government reforms (3): Gender Pay Gap – ACAS final guidance

What do we already know? We have been keeping you up to date on the Government’s proposals to introduce new gender pay reporting requirements and how our Gender Pay Gap Audit service can help you with this. For an overview of the reporting requirements see our February 2016 Newsletter Government reforms (2): Gender pay –…
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New guidance (1): ACAS Guidance on Social Exclusion

ACAS has published Guidance, available here, that seeks to raise awareness of the cost of social exclusion in the workplace.  According to the Guidance, social exclusion at work can have a negative impact on employees’ performance levels, confidence and wellbeing. The Guidance provides recommendations as to how employers can limit the negative consequences. For example,…
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ACAS guide – Discrimination – Marriage and civil partnership

ACAS has issued guidance, available here, concerning marriage and civil partnership discrimination. The guide summarises the current legal protections and obligations under the Equality Act 2010. It also offers guidance to employers, employees and job applicants on how marriage and civil partnership discrimination can occur in the workplace, how it can be dealt with and…
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ACAS guide – Handling life-threatening conditions at work

ACAS has issued guidance, available here on how to deal with life-threatening conditions at work.  This is in order to support employers who manage staff that suffer from a long-term illness or life threatening condition. The guidance is published in light of recent studies that suggest that by 2020 47% of individuals will have been…
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