To somewhat limited fanfare, parts of the new Equality Act came into force on 1 October. The Act, originally passed by the previous Labour Government, brings all the forms of discrimination into one piece of legislation.
Discrimination law is patently a perpetual minefield for employers judging by the number of claims that come before the tribunals. But ACAS, the employment relations service has come to the rescue with a series of free tools to help employers avoid unnecessary claims.
Of course if you choose to ignore the new legislation, you can always call on ACAS to help you out.
This was first published in October 2010