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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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Cap on Public Sector pay-out on horizon – again

The government has confirmed long-held plans to introduce a £95,000 cap on payments for public sector workers when they leave their employment. Although the cap was put into legislation as part of the Small Business …

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Fundraisers set up task force to combat sexual harassment

The Institute of Fundraising (IoF) that brings together fundraisers in the not for profit sector has announced the creation of a taskforce to address sexual harassment and to look at what changes the membership body …

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