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Inquiry at the National Lottery Community Fund finds culture of bullying, harassment and discrimination

An independent inquiry report has found that one in three people working at the National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF), have witnessed or experienced bullying, harassment or discriminatory behaviours. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport …

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Significant increase in Whistleblowing among Charities

The Charity Commission has published its latest disclosures on whistleblowing in 2020-2021.  There has been a 75% in the numbers of whistleblowing disclosures compared to the previous reporting period for 2019-2020. The primary issues raised were …

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Durham University accused of “culture of apathy” towards bullying and harassment

Students and staff at the University of Durham have accused management of showing a “culture of apathy” towards bullying and harassment and allowing such “abuses of power” to continue”. They stated that they no longer …

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NCVO reports outcome of independent investigation of complaints

The National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) has upheld “a number” of complaints made by staff regarding harassment and discrimination. Ten complaints were lodged in October 2020, following an independent report which concluded that bullying …

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Tribunals urgently need investment Employment Lawyers claim

The Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) has described the functioning of Tribunals as moving “at a snail’s pace”, threatening access to justice for both claimants and employers. It called on the Ministry of Justice to urgently …

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Government proposes new duty on employers to prevent sexual harassment at work

The government has published its response to its Consultation on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, which closed in October 2019. The response confirms that the government will introduce a positive duty on employers to prevent sexual harassment, …

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