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Girlguiding responds to adverse discrimination audit

Girlguiding has apologised and set out a new strategy after an audit found discrimination within the organisation. The audit, involving over 200 people within Girlguiding, including volunteers, girls, parents, carers and staff, revealed instances of racism, Islamophobia, homophobia, …

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ET backlog continues to grow

The already large backlog of 35,653 Employment Tribunal cases as at  March 2020 has been worsened by the onset of COVID, analysis has revealed. The ET service initially adjourned most cases via telephone hearings whilst …

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Tearfund leads way on restricting NDAs

The development charity Tearfund has announced it is stepping back from using non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in settlements with staff. It will no longer initiate discussions about NDAs, and staff who signed NDAs in the past …

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Financial watchdog takes further initiatives on whistle blowing

The UK’s financial watchdog the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has launched mandatory training to help its staff identify individuals making protected disclosures and make sure intelligence received by the FCA is dealt with correctly and …

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Toolkit launched on safeguarding for leaders of development charities

The umbrella body for development charities, Bond has launched a toolkit, Developing and Modelling a Positive Safeguarding Culture, urging a “step up” in the protection from abuse of both beneficiaries and staff. The toolkit, funded by …

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Multiple claims to Employment Tribunals show sharp rise

The latest figures on Employment Tribunal claims show a sharp rise in multiple cases, with a particular increase in disputes centred on working time and age discrimination. In the period October to December 2020, whilst …

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