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Highways England signs agreement on protection from sexual harassment in the workplace

Highways England has signed a legally binding agreement with the Equality and and Human Rights Commission after a staff member was awarded £74,000 in compensation for sexual harassment and unfair dismissal.The agency signed a Section …

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Universities UK publishes recommendations on tackling racial harassment in higher education.

An advisory group set up by Universities UK has brought forward recommendations for change just over a year after the Equality and Human Rights Commission uncovered widespread evidence of racial harassment on university campuses. The …

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Employees admit to lying at work

A survey conducted by OnePoll on behalf of employment website Glassdoor reported that 49 per cent of UK employees have admitted to lying at work. The poll, which was conducted in June 2020 with a …

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Whistleblowing in Charities on the increase

The Charity Commission has published the latest data on whistleblowing, showing a significant rise in disclosures from volunteers and trustees in 2019-20. Overall numbers have risen by a third over the previous year, with a …

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Tribunal backlog may bring some benefit to employers

The Covid 19 pandemic has seen employment tribunals almost grind to a halt. All cases listed between 23 March and 26 June 2020 were cancelled and converted into preliminary hearings, resulting in a huge backlog. Tribunals …

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MPs call for an “Office of the Whistleblower”

MPs on the All Party Parliamentary Group for Whistleblowing have called for the urgent establishment of an ‘Office of the Whistleblower’ to ensure the rights of those who make public interest disclosures are upheld and …

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