In April ACAS issued new guidance on avoiding sex discrimination in the workplace. The guidance, which is aimed at employers and employees as well as HR and union representatives, identifies key areas in employment where discrimination can occur such as recruitment, promotion and redundancy. It also focuses on difficult areas such as the avoidance of stereotyping and unacceptable terminology as well as providing guidance on how an employer should handle a complaint of discrimination.
ACAS have also issued guidance on employing younger workers - defined as those entering employment or their chosen profession/career for the first time - and apprentices. This covers recruitment and the rights of young workers as well as advice on supporting them in the workplace and retaining them.
BIS has also recently published a booklet providing advice to employers on who is eligible for the minimum wage (and living wage), how it should be calculated and for which working hours the national minimum and living wage must be paid.