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Acas publishes new guide to help combat sex discrimination in the workplace

Acas have launched a new guide to help employers and managers identify, tackle and prevent sex discrimination in the workplace. The Acas Helpline answered 7175 calls related to sex discrimination from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016. 91% of these calls were from employees and 8.3% of these calls were from employers. Of the employee calls, 78.7% were from women and 21.3% were from men. The guidance includes best practice advice around how to deal with the six common workplace areas where sex discrimination can occur: recruitment; pay, terms and conditions of employment; promotion opportunities; training opportunities; dismissals and redundancies.

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