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Union says sexual violence “endemic” at UK universities and colleges

A report by the University and College Union (UCU) has said that sexual violence is “endemic” in university and college workplaces. In a survey of 4000 staff, one in ten university and college staff reported directly …

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Still a long wait for a Tribunal hearing, admits MoJ

The average waiting time for a first hearing at an employment tribunal is around a  year. This was admitted by the Ministry of Justice in answer to a written question in Parliament. In detail the …

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Call to end Non-Disclosure Agreements in Universities

Government, universities and whistle blowing campaigners have jointly called for victims of sexual harassment in universities not to be silenced by Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), Encouraged by the Higher Education Minister Michelle Donelan, by the end …

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Action Aid UK found badly wanting in treatment of black and ethnic minority staff

A review at Action Aid UK has reported that some black and ethnic minority staff have suffered racism and feel “less valued [and] less supported” than their white colleagues. A staff survey and an independent audit found …

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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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