Guidance on Equality Law
Having dealt with nearly 50,000 calls on discrimination last year, Acas has launched three, free equality guides to help employers and managers get to grips with the law on equality.
The three guides - “Equality and discrimination: understand the basics”; “Prevent discrimination: support equality”; and “Discrimination: what to do if it happens” - offer a wide range of practical advice. They also recommend that employers have policies in place to ensure they identify, tackle and prevent discrimination in the workplace.
Victoria Phillips of Thompsons Solicitors commented “the ACAS guides are very useful for both trade unions and employers. So often, employers are not aware of the very practical and common sense guidance given by ACAS. Trade union representatives should not hesitate to make sure they are aware of the contents and importantly, draw them to the attention of their employers. Unlawful discrimination cannot be tolerated in today’s society and ignorance of the law is no defence.”