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Taking Sexual Harassment Seriously

Headline news over the past few days has focussed on the Harvey Weinstein scandal which has highlighted the issue of sexual harassment in the film industry. What the revelations about Weinstein’s behaviour over decades has further illustrated that victims of sexual harassment in the workplace are still reluctant to report the harassment for fear of retribution and other consequences. Sexual …

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BBC Announces Plans to Tackle Gender Pay Gap

Following the controversy surrounding BBC’s gender pay gap report, (please see our report from earlier this summer) it is unsurprising that the broadcaster has quickly announced plans to tackle its gender pay gap. Tony Hall, director-general of the BBC has announced his plans including authorising an accountancy and law firm to undertake an independent audit of presenters’ remuneration with a view …

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How to manage employee grievances in the workplace

Everyone is different and adheres to their own work values and ethics, which are not always compatible with other people. Therefore, any business or organisation, no matter how big or small, will have employees and staff that might not agree with each other regarding certain topics. Disputes between employees can be something small and inconsequential, but certain conflicts can quickly …

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Second Deadline Looms for Large Employers under Slavery and Human Trafficking Legislation

Effective from March 2016, the Modern Slavery Act is a global-leading piece of legislation which sets out a range of measures on how modern slavery and human trafficking is dealt with in the UK. Companies operating in the UK with a total turnover of at least £36 million per year, supplying goods or services, are required to publish information for …

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How Employers Should Prepare for the Unlawful Tribunal Fee Regime

We’ve already reported on the Supreme Court’s ruling that the Tory Party’s policy on tribunal fees has been declared unlawful.   As a result, the Government could be facing more than £30 million in repayment fees. But what can employers expect now?  An article in the Employment Buddy online magazine entitled ‘Tribunal fees: should you prepare for a deluge of claims …

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Employment Law and Bank Holidays

It’s bank holiday weekend and we’re all hoping for an improvement in the weather compared to recent weeks.   But how clued up are you when it comes to employment law and bank holidays? This article posted in Personnel Today, outlines the five things you really should know when it comes to this issue. “Most of the the UK has eight …

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The most important employment right of all

There has been a lot of mention on employment rights lately in the news.  But as we all know, when the law changes for any reason, it has a huge impact on HR within an organisation. The knock-on effect requires having to make the relevant changes to HR policies to comply with new legislation. However, when employment law changes, business …

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A Bonanza for Bad Bosses – Unfair Fees

“A bonanza for bad bosses. Unfair fees have let law-breaking bosses off the hook leaving staff with no choice but to put up or shut up. Having finally succeeded after a four-year battle, Unison was understandably delighted with the decision of the Supreme Court to declare that fees for those bringing employment tribunal claims are illegal. Rules on Unfair Fees …

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Changes to Employment Tribunal Fees

The Supreme Court has, this morning, unanimously ruled that employment tribunal fees are unlawful as they deny access to justice and are indirectly discriminatory to women. Fees were introduced in 2013, by which an individual would have to pay £250 to lodge a claim, and £950 for the hearing fee. There was a remission scheme in place but only a …

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HCHR MD Reaches Finals of Leading Wales Awards

Shakira Joyner, MD of HCHR,  has been named a finalist in this year’s Leading Wales Awards. The 2017 Leading Wales Awards (Wales’ long-established and only dedicated leadership awards) in association with The Institute of Leadership and Management have announced this year’s short list. Shakira has been nominated in the Women in Leadership category for her leadership role in developing HCHR’s …

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