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Acas publications - free to download, use and share

Acas provides free guidance for employers, employees and representatives that can be instantly downloaded. We cover a wide range of employment matters on everything from taking holidays and understanding parental rights to tackling discrimination and handling redundancy situations.

This page contains links to some of our most popular guidance publications. Please feel free to download and to share with your colleagues. Further Acas publications can be found on our A-Z of guidance pages.

We also provide Useful templates for letters, forms and checklists and the Acas Learning OnLine tool as well as updates on the latest employment legislation through the Acas e-newsletter; offer short small firms guides and publish regular Research papers and Policy discussion papers.

The statutory Acas Codes of practice are available to download for free. Alternatively, if you wish to purchase a copy you can do so via the TSO website links at the bottom of the page.

Recruitment and induction

Contracts, terms and conditions

Managing performance and pay

Absence management

Discipline and grievance

Equality and diversity

Health, work and well-being

Managing disputes and conflict

Redundancy, restructuring and change management

Time off, holidays and flexible working

Communications and consultation

Supervisor and line-manager skills