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Alzheimer’s Society cleared of regulatory wrongdoing over settlement pay-outs

The Charity Commission has announced that it has copleted its regulatory compliance case at the Alzheimer’s Society, ruling that the charity’s trustees acted in line with their legal duties. The regulator’s case was opened in …

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Survey finds ‘toxic culture’ a reason to resign for one in five staff

A survey by the HR software provider Breathe has reported that 21% of UK workers left their job last year due to ‘toxic workplace culture”. According to their ‘Culture Economy 2020’ report this could be …

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Case law updates

Supreme Court sets boundaries on vicarious liability claims

The Supreme Court has ruled that supermarket Morrisons was not vicariously liable for an employee’s breach of data protection laws. It says that the Court of Appeal had “misunderstood the principles governing vicarious liability in …

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Tribunal upholds workplace harassment claim following “atrociously poor” grievance investigation

An Employment Tribunal decision in the case of Beaney v Highways England has highlighted the importance of properly investigating and dealing with complaints of workplace sexual harassment. The claimant, Kim Beaney was employed by Highways …

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Save the Children UK criticised for ‘serious weaknesses’ in handling workplace harassment allegations

A report by the Charity Commission has criticised Save the Children UK’s handling of harassment allegations. It found “serious failures” in how the charity dealt with allegations of workplace harassment made by staff members against …

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Government calls for more aid agencies to join sex abuse data-sharing scheme

The International Development Department has encouraged more aid agencies to join a data-sharing scheme that helps stop perpetrators of sexual abuse from moving around the sector undetected. The scheme was set up in January 2019 …

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