06/10/2020

Latest news from Acas

Please see below the most updated bulletin from Acas.

Acas, CBI and TUC have released a joint statement on handling redundancies View statement on our website

If you need advice or support on handling redundancies, changing contracts or varying working arrangements you can request a free call-back from an Acas adviser who can talk through the issues you are facing and provide advice. Complete our online enquiry form to let us know how we can help:  Online enquiry form

Further advice, resources and training available:
Redundancy advice |  process map  |  podcast  |  training
Changing contracts advice  |  process map  |  podcast  |  training
Returning to the workplace advice  |  process map  |  podcast  |  training
Updated advice on Furlough and the Job Retention Scheme

Visit our business support page:
View details of Acas support available to employers managing in difficult times

The government is advising that people should work from home if they are able to. While many roles can be done just as well from home, it does present new/different considerations for those managing staff. Acas has published advice for employers on managing homeworkers and making sure that communications and productivity are maintained: View Acas homeworking advice

Homeworking training: Acas has training courses available which will help build the skills of managers and supervisors who are managing team members working remotely: View upcoming training dates

Also view our recent blog from Susan Clews, Acas CEO:
That old chestnut: learning to trust the homeworker

Equality Act - ten years on
October marks 10 years since the Equality Act was passed. At Acas we are going to spend the month reflecting on the changes that have followed this vital legislation, including celebrating improvements in workplace culture and reflecting on what still needs to be done. We will be posting blogs, podcasts and new advice online and also within our social media channels. We encourage you to follow us on social media to get updates through the month and to subscribe for our podcasts.

Read our latest blog: Equality Act 2010: a time for celebration or reflection?

Upcoming Acas webinars
As part of Equality month in October, we have scheduled new webinars on discrimination and race inequality. These events are designed to give employers insight into key issues and actions they can take to improve and support equality. View details

Manage the impact of coronavirus and avoid discrimination including:
- assessing the impact on different groups within your workplace
- avoiding direct and indirect discrimination
- managing the impact of coronavirus fairly
view details / register

Race inequalities in the workplace including:
- race as a 'protected characteristic' under the law (Equality Act 2010)
- types of race discrimination
- how coronavirus has disproportionately affected some individuals and groups
view details / register

Acas digital training highlights
Managing employee attendance
Employment law updates
Managing discipline and grievance
Managing employee mental health
Mock employment tribunals

View all upcoming training events

Mock Employment Tribunal  18 Nov
Join Acas and employment law experts, Freeths Soliticors as we lead you through a mock employment tribunal concerning an unfair dismissal claim exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
View more details or register your place

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