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Many Tribunal awards may go unpaid due to “phoenixing”

Data obtained from the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy by People Management under a freedom of information (FOI) request has revealed that in 2017, 56 awards worth £394,505 went unpaid because of insolvency. Over the longer …

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Research shows culture of sexual harassment in Police Forces

Police chiefs have agreed to tackle the sexual harassment of staff following a report by UNISON, the LSE and the University of Surrey revealed incidents of inappropriate leering, sexual gestures and being pressured to have …

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Rise in cases of bullying and harassment of Barristers blamed on work-related pressures

The Bar Council’s Barristers’ Working Lives 2017: Harassment and bullying Report records that 21% of employed and 12% of self-employed barristers have personally experienced harassment and bullying, and 16% of employed and 13% of self-employed barristers …

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Age discrimination still rife in the workplace, Parliamentary Committee says

A recent report from the Parliamentary Women and Equalities Committee says that age discrimination is rife in the workplace. This follows repeated concerns that longstanding age discrimination legislation is not being sufficiently enforced. The Committee …

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Acas “working hard” to conciliate disputes despite rise in ET Claims

The Acas Annual report has recorded a sharp increase in the number of mandatory notifications of claims since Tribunal fees were abolished, rising from 1,700 per week to 2,200 per week, with a greater proportion …

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Acas updates advice on suspension from work

Steve Hodder, B3sixty Director and former Acas National Conciliator reports on the latest guidance issued by Acas (the Advisory, Conciliation & Arbitration Service) on suspending employees from work http://www.acas.org.uk/index.aspx?articleid=6548 This guidance provides a helpful reminder …

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