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New guidance: Acas publishes four new sets of guidance for employers

Businesses will welcome four new sets of guidance from Acas covering a number of issues that arise in the workplace.

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This update was published in Legal Alert - November 2015

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The first guidance, Sexual orientation discrimination: key points for the workplace, clarifies what amounts to discrimination on grounds of sexual orientation, and identifies how and where it is most likely to occur. It deals with issues such as coming out, civil partnership and same-sex marriage in the workplace, and how to handle sexual orientation issues and religion. It gives guidance on how to manage complaints, and deals with confidentiality issues.

The second, Employing young people, gives guidance on the law that applies to employees under 18, including working hours, rest breaks, pay, health and safety and age discrimination.

Acas has also published two guides to help employers with recruitment and induction: Recruiting staff and Starting staff: induction.

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