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Home Office staff complain of discrimination at work

The Border Force and Immigration Enforcement agency has scored worst out of all government agencies and departments in a survey of personal experience of discrimination at work. One in five employees agreed with the statement …

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Badly handled investigation costs Scottish Government half a million

The Scottish government has had to pay former First Minister Alex Salmond £512k in legal costs following a badly handled investigation into allegations of sexual harassment.   The Scottish government had earlier admitted that it …

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ET claims still on the rise – and the system is creaking badly

The latest Ministry of Justice figures for employment claims – for the period January to March 2019 – show a continuation of the steady increase in the number of employment tribunal claims compared to the …

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Campaign calls for law to make employers responsible for preventing sexual harassment at work

Trade unions, women’s rights organisations and charities have launched a joint campaign to persuade the government to introduce a new law to make employers responsible for protecting their staff from sexual harassment at work. ‘This …

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Charity Commission “highly critical” of Oxfam’s poor safeguarding culture

The Charity Commission has criticised Oxfam GB’s culture and safeguarding procedures as repeatedly falling below expectations, missing opportunities to address problems, and being too concerned about its reputation and relationships with donors. Its findings have …

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NDAs “convenient vehicle for covering up unlawful activity” says Parliamentary Committee

The Parliamentary Women and Equalities Committee (WEC) has condemned the “routine cover-up” of allegations of discrimination and harassment by UK employers. In its report on the use of non-disclosure agreements the WEC has called on …

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