Staff meetings outside working hours in Employment and minimum wage problems Posted June 24, 2012 I would seriously be going down the indirect sex discrimination route on this one as enforcing this contract term will disproportionately disadvantage women as they are more likely to have child care issues and are more likely to work part time. I wonder if ACAS could point you in the right direction for an organisation that could help. Hi, Another member of staff has already contacted ACAS regarding this. They seemed to lean more towards the "you cant be expected to work for no money" stance. This was also the response from the Direct.Gov site. These were both put to the manager, but all they got back in response was "it states in your contract that you must attend, so tough".