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British Council official unfairly dismissed following “severely flawed” investigation

An employment tribunal has concluded that an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment that led to dismissal was “severely flawed”, with instances of  evidence being ignored, including six witness accounts suggesting that the alleged incident …

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Research shows significant levels of sexual violence by male University students

A survey by researchers at the University of Kent examining sexual violence by male UK students has shone a light on misogyny at universities, with a significant number of respondents admitting to rape, sexual assault …

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Inquiry at the National Lottery Community Fund finds culture of bullying, harassment and discrimination

An independent inquiry report has found that one in three people working at the National Lottery Community Fund (NLCF), have witnessed or experienced bullying, harassment or discriminatory behaviours. The Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport …

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Recent research on bullying and sexual harassment at work gives further warnings to employers

Law firm Royds Withy King has warned of an continuing increase in sexual harassment at work due to hybrid working. Its survey of 100 financial services’ employers has found that, despite switching to more remote work, just 10 …

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One in five have no “sense of belonging” at work, research finds

Research by global recruitment specialist Randstad and YouGov has shown that one in five of the UK’s workforce feel they don’t belong at their place of work. The study, based on the views of nearly …

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Significant increase in Whistleblowing among Charities

The Charity Commission has published its latest disclosures on whistleblowing in 2020-2021.  There has been a 75% in the numbers of whistleblowing disclosures compared to the previous reporting period for 2019-2020. The primary issues raised were …

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