Employment news

Employment news

Save the Children UK criticised for ‘serious weaknesses’ in handling workplace harassment allegations

A report by the Charity Commission has criticised Save the Children UK’s handling of harassment allegations. It found “serious failures” in how the charity dealt with allegations of workplace harassment made by staff members against …

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Government calls for more aid agencies to join sex abuse data-sharing scheme

The International Development Department has encouraged more aid agencies to join a data-sharing scheme that helps stop perpetrators of sexual abuse from moving around the sector undetected. The scheme was set up in January 2019 …

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Employment news, Research perspectives

NHS surveys show worsening of bullying and harassment towards BAME staff

In the latest NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard Report almost a third of black, asian and minority ethnic (BAME) NHS staff reported having been bullied, harassed or abused by colleagues in the past year. Fewer than …

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Employment news, Research perspectives

Tribunal backlog worsens as judges accused of failing to use powers to dismiss claims

Employment tribunal (ET) judges have been criticised for not exercising their power of early dismissal for claims unlikely to succeed despite a growing backlog of cases. Judges are able to dismiss a claim that is …

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Acas issues advice on use of Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs)

Acas has published Guidance for Non-disclosure agreements aimed at helping employers and HR professionals understand what NDAs are, how and when they should be used and how to change and improve workplace practices to avoid …

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Employment lawyers want tribunal discretion restricted post-Brexit

The Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) has expressed concern that tribunals may depart from retained EU law, leading to uncertainty and greater likelihood of litigation. One of the provisions of the Withdrawal Agreement Act 2020 is …

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