The three guides are:
- Equality and discrimination: understand the basics
- Prevent discrimination: support equality
- Discrimination: what to do if it happens
The guides are designed to provide practical advice and were borne out of Acas receiving around 50,000 calls in relation to discrimination or diversity issues. Acas Head of Equality, Steve Williams, said "We have published these new free guides to help employers understand the basics around equality and discrimination as falling on the wrong side of the law can result in a costly employment tribunal."
The guides are a very useful tool for employers and provide helpful information on the current legal position. They also provide guidance on how employers can avoid any potential discrimination issues, such as by having a robust equality and diversity policy in place and providing training to managers on it.
All three guides can be viewed here.