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Employment news

Tribunals urgently need investment Employment Lawyers claim

The Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) has described the functioning of Tribunals as moving “at a snail’s pace”, threatening access to justice for both claimants and employers. It called on the Ministry of Justice to urgently …

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Government proposes new duty on employers to prevent sexual harassment at work

The government has published its response to its Consultation on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace, which closed in October 2019. The response confirms that the government will introduce a positive duty on employers to prevent sexual harassment, …

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Case law updates, Employment news

Discrimination claims need evidence to succeed, says Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has ruled that someone making an allegation of discrimination at an employment tribunal must have some evidence to prove any detriment was caused by such acts. It is not enough for someone …

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Charity Commission issues safeguarding “alert” to international aid charities

The Charity Commission has issued a “formal regulatory alert” that urges  international aid charities to address weaknesses in the ways they seek to prevent exploitation and abuse. The Commission has contacted more than 5,000 charities …

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BEIS to review whistleblowing protections in light of pandemic experience

The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is to  review whistleblowing protections following the publication of data by whistleblowing advice service Protect. This revealed that one in four COVID-19 whistle blowers who contacted …

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Employment Tribunals set out “roadmap” for future hearings

A new ‘road map’ for employment tribunal proceedings covering this year and next year issued by the Presidents of the Employment Tribunals for England, Wales and Scotland indicates that “virtual” employment tribunals are here to …

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