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Managing Employee Sickness and Absence

Managing Employee Sickness and Absence Employee absence is a significant cost to the majority of businesses in the UK and managing sickness absence is a key issue for employers. As well as the direct costs of employee absence (paying sick pay and paying another individual to perform the absent employee’s work), high levels of absence can demotivate…

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Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace The Women and Equalities Committee call for new laws to protect workers The Women and Equalities Commission (a parliamentary committee) has produced a report on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. Sexual harassment at work is far from a new problem and a BBC survey in November 2017 found that 40%…

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Caste Discrimination

Caste Discrimination The UK government has decided not to legislate for caste discrimination as a protected characteristic but instead rely on emerging case-law in courts. Every Hindu acquires caste at birth and the 1.5 million-strong Indian community in UK has been deeply divided on the issue. Hindu, Sikh and Jain lobbies deny that caste-based discrimination…

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Deliveroo, ELiAction

IWGB granted permission to proceed with Deliveroo Challenge

IWGB granted permission to proceed with Deliveroo Challenge A High Court Judge granted the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) permission to proceed with Deliveroo Challenge On the 15th June a High Court Judge overturned a previous High Court Judge’s decision and granted permission for the IWGB to proceed with a judicial review of…

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Acas Conciliation Services

Increase in demand for Acas’ Conciliation Services

Increase in demand for Acas’ Conciliation Services Acas recently published their 2017-2018 annual report which reveals that there has been a sharp increase in the number of notifications Acas have received (from 1,700 to 2,200 per week), since the abolition of Tribunal fees in July 2017. Individuals wishing to make an Employment Tribunal claim have to…

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