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Senior Science leaders speak out on tackling bullying and harassment

Some of the UK’s leading scientists have called on universities and funders to sign up to a set of principles that they believe will stamp out bullying and harassment in research. Their call comes amid …

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Research perspectives

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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Whistleblowing in Financial Services – still room for improvement

The whistleblowing charity Protect has updated its research on whistleblowing in financial services. Their original research in 2012 – Silence in the City –  found a lack of trust and transparency. Protect notes the changes …

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Case law updates

Special care needed when suspending and investigating if disability is involved

An NHS worker who was dismissed because of a compulsion caused by one of her disabilities to frequently check when her medical appointments were, has won a case for unfair dismissal. In S J Austin …

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Case law updates

Victimised City worker wins claim after whistleblowing on financial malpractice

A tribunal has ruled that a City executive who blew the whistle on financial malpractice and was subjected to ongoing victimisation after her employment ended was unfairly dismissed. Ms Svetlana Sinelnikova was unfairly dismissed when foreign …

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