Key changes under the new Equality Act explained in series of podcasts by Acas
Acas, the employment relations service, has launched the first in a series of new podcasts explaining key changes under the new Equality Act that come into effect tomorrow (1 October).
Steve Williams, Acas’ head of equality, said: “One of the issues we have had enquiries about relates to the outlawing of health-related questionnaires in job application packs. This will mean a change for many workplaces and how they recruit. It will affect the interview and selection process so employers need to understand the changes and review their policies if needed.”
Seventy thousand people have already accessed Acas guidance and more than a thousand people have booked Acas training to find out about the changes to the Equality Act.
The new podcast explores the changes around pre-health questionnaires and is available to listen to at www.acas.org.uk/equalityact
Source: HR Magazine – David Woods
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