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NHS surveys show worsening of bullying and harassment towards BAME staff

In the latest NHS Workforce Race Equality Standard Report almost a third of black, asian and minority ethnic (BAME) NHS staff reported having been bullied, harassed or abused by colleagues in the past year. Fewer than …

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Tribunal backlog worsens as judges accused of failing to use powers to dismiss claims

Employment tribunal (ET) judges have been criticised for not exercising their power of early dismissal for claims unlikely to succeed despite a growing backlog of cases. Judges are able to dismiss a claim that is …

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Acas issues advice on use of Non-disclosure agreements (NDAs)

Acas has published Guidance for Non-disclosure agreements aimed at helping employers and HR professionals understand what NDAs are, how and when they should be used and how to change and improve workplace practices to avoid …

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Employment lawyers want tribunal discretion restricted post-Brexit

The Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) has expressed concern that tribunals may depart from retained EU law, leading to uncertainty and greater likelihood of litigation. One of the provisions of the Withdrawal Agreement Act 2020 is …

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Universities regulator to get tough on failures to address harassment and sexual misconduct?

The regulator for Universities, the Office for Students (OfS) has put forward the possibility of requiring a university to address harassment and sexual misconduct as a condition of its registration (). This would mean they …

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New EHRC guidance urges employers to crack down harder on harassment in the workplace

New guidance from the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) wants to see tougher action by employers if harassment in the workplace is to be ended. Sexual Harassment and Harassment at Work – Technical Guidance …

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