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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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Case law updates

Teacher unfairly dismissed after school dissuaded witnesses from attending hearing

A teacher was unfairly dismissed after her employer failed to make reasonable efforts to encourage witnesses to attend disciplinary hearings. The Employment Tribunal found that Ms Lewis, a teacher at Tairgwaith Primary School, was unfairly …

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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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Case law updates

EAT highlights need for investigators to share all relevant information with disciplinary officers

The Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that an employee was unfairly dismissed because the officer investigating allegations of sexual misconduct against him did not pass on relevant information to the manager undertaking the hearing. …

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