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Senior Science leaders speak out on tackling bullying and harassment

Some of the UK’s leading scientists have called on universities and funders to sign up to a set of principles that they believe will stamp out bullying and harassment in research. Their call comes amid …

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Government and whistleblower charities report fraudulent use of furlough scheme

  Both government and whistleblowing organisations are reporting fraudulent use of the furlough scheme. At the end of may HMRC said it had received almost 1,900 reports of fraudulent use; and whistleblowing organisations had received thousands …

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EHRC gives strong reminder on non-discriminatory decision making

Charlotte Billington, compliance manager at the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), speaking during a CIPD webinar, has reminded employers and HR of the need to ensure non-discriminatory decision-making during the Covid 19 pandemic. Failure …

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Employment news, Research perspectives

Covid 19: Lockdown and beyond – what are the employment relations risks?

Handling employment relations is a risky business at the best of times. In the context of the Covid 19 pandemic it could, literally, be a matter of life or death. We have looked at what …

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Acas issues guidance on handling disciplinary and grievance cases during the coronavirus pandemic

Acas has produced new guidance for handling disciplinary and grievance cases during the coronavirus pandemic taking into account whether the employee is furloughed, working from home or continuing to attend the workplace. https://www.acas.org.uk/disciplinary-grievance-procedures-during-coronavirus The guidance …

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Alzheimer’s Society cleared of regulatory wrongdoing over settlement pay-outs

The Charity Commission has announced that it has copleted its regulatory compliance case at the Alzheimer’s Society, ruling that the charity’s trustees acted in line with their legal duties. The regulator’s case was opened in …

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