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ET backlog continues to grow

The already large backlog of 35,653 Employment Tribunal cases as at  March 2020 has been worsened by the onset of COVID, analysis has revealed. The ET service initially adjourned most cases via telephone hearings whilst …

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£28.5 billion – the cost of workplace conflict

A recent report by Acas https://www.acas.org.uk/costs-of-conflict  has found that the cost of workplace conflict to UK organisations is in the region of £28.5 billion annually. The research estimates that close to 10 million people experience …

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End of furlough “will lead to spike in tribunals”

A study by insurance brokerage Gallagher has warned of a surge in Tribunal claims when the government’s furlough scheme ends in September this year as employers make staffing cuts they have been putting off. This …

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Tearfund leads way on restricting NDAs

The development charity Tearfund has announced it is stepping back from using non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) in settlements with staff. It will no longer initiate discussions about NDAs, and staff who signed NDAs in the past …

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Financial watchdog takes further initiatives on whistle blowing

The UK’s financial watchdog the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) has launched mandatory training to help its staff identify individuals making protected disclosures and make sure intelligence received by the FCA is dealt with correctly and …

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Toolkit launched on safeguarding for leaders of development charities

The umbrella body for development charities, Bond has launched a toolkit, Developing and Modelling a Positive Safeguarding Culture, urging a “step up” in the protection from abuse of both beneficiaries and staff. The toolkit, funded by …

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