Acas guidance on marriage and civil partnership discrimination

Acas published guidance on marriage and civil partnership discrimination in November 2016. Their key points are that:

  • Same-sex couples who register as civil partners or who mrry have mostly the same employment rights as married opposite-sex couples.
  • The Equality Act protects employees who are in a civil partnership or marriage against discrimination.
  • The Equality Act also gives protection from discrimination because of an employee’s sexual orientation.
  • Recruitment and selection policies must not discriminate on the grounds of civil partnerships, marriage or sexual orientation.