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Oxfam reports progress on safeguarding

In setting out its latest progress report and global safeguarding data update following the Haiti scandal last year Oxfam reveals that it received 294 safeguarding reports across Oxfam’s group of 19 affiliated charities in the year …

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Whistleblowing charity criticises Government proposals on NDAs

The whistleblowing charity Protect has criticised the government consultation on the use of non-disclosure agreements (NDA) describing the proposals as making only a “small dent” in current practices when concluding settlement agreements. The proposals also …

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Big rise in ET disability discrimination claims

Research by law firm Fox & Partners has discovered that employment tribunal claims for disability discrimination have risen 37% in the past year, eight times faster than growth in all claims. 6,550 claims were made …

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Health Secretary proposes major ban on NDAs in the NHS

The Health Secretary has said that so-called ‘gagging orders’ for whistleblowers should be banished from the NHS, in the hope that staff would thereby “put their head above the parapet”. Matt Hancock said he wanted …

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BBC investigation claims Universities use NDAs to cover up harassment and sexual misconduct

A BBC investigation has found that UK Universities have spent at least £87m on some 4,000 Settlement Agreements over the past two years. This was based on a Freedom of Information request to which 96 …

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UD Compensation increases

Employment Tribunal awards for successful claims involving unfair dismissal have increased from 6 April 2019. The increases will apply where the Effective Date of Termination (EDT) falls on or after 6 April 2019. The maximum …

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