In the last few months ACAS has produced updated guides on a range of issues. The latest is a guide dealing with disability matters in the workplace. It sets out in plain English what constitutes a disability, and what employers must and must not do in respect of employees (and job candidates) who are or become disabled. It can be found on the ACAS website by clicking here.
In October 2015 ACAS published another guide dealing with investigations into misconduct allegations. Again, it is fairly lengthy, but useful and relatively easy to follow. It can be found on the ACAS website by clicking here.
A final ACAS guide to recruiting staff has also been published. Among the key messages is a stark warning to employers not to make an appointment (or certainly a permanent appointment) until all the necessary checks have been made. It can be found on the ACAS website by clicking here.
The House of Commons has also produced a practical guide for employers on whistleblowing and gagging. It was published in January 2016 and covers the new duties included in the Small Business, Enterprise and Employment Act 2015. Click here to view.