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Lords in firing line on “toxic behaviours”

An independent review led by Naomi Ellenbogen QC into the House of Lords has revealed ‘a culture of deference’ and a “prevailing culture” that has not been open and supportive to all those working there. …

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The House of Commons needs “HR department” for MPs staff

An independent inquiry by Gemma White QC has found that recent steps to address the “unacceptable” levels of bullying and harassment that parliamentary staff experience have been insufficient, with many describing the idea of raising …

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PPMA launches campaign to tackle public sector bullying

The Public Services People Managers Association (PPMA has launched a campaign to treat bullying in the public sector as a public health issue. The ‘Out of The Shadows’ campaign aims to gather the largest dataset …

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Demand for Acas conciliation services on the rise

The Acas 2018/19 annual report has revealed a 21 per cent increase in the demand of its conciliation services. There were around 132,000 notifications of early conciliation in the past year, with 39,000 of those …

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Legal advice line launched to support sexual harassment victims

A new legal advice line, supported by a group of women’s charities and by the actress Emma Watson, has been launched as a response to the increased scale of complaints of sexual harassment and is …

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Parliamentary group calls for whistle blowing overhaul

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on whistle blowers – set up in 2018 to expose existing problems, change the negative treatment of whistle blowers and suggest practical solutions to deliver enhanced protection in the UK – …

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