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New guidance for employers to protect staff from harassment

As the Equality Act enters its second decade, employers are being given support to protect their workforces in the shape of new guidance published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission. The new guidance explains employers’ legal respo...


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EU Withdrawal Bill – ELA highlights potential impact of uncertainty on UK workplaces

Recently proposed amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill impacting established case law are likely to create substantial, and long-lasting, uncertainty for UK workplaces, the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) has said. The Association has ex...


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Energy performance targets for offices targeting net zero carbon released

The UK Green Building Council (UKGBC) has published new energy performance targets for commercial offices that are aiming to achieve net zero carbon in operation. Following direct engagement with industry and analysis of the projected zero carbon...


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edie launches best-practice guide for businesses tackling single-use plastics

edie has launched a new report, sponsored by Nestlé, that outlines the steps businesses can and should take to identify, reduce, replace and eliminate single-use plastics from their operations, supply chains and products and services. The ...


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EHRC issues new harassment guidance

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has issued new guidance to help employers ensure they protect their workforce from harassment. The new guidance explains employers’ legal responsibilities and the practical steps they should t...


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BBC presenter wins equal pay case

BBC television presenter Samira Ahmed has won her case against the broadcaster for sex discrimination, following the discovery that a colleague in an equal position was being paid substantially more than her. The judgement against the BBC, given ...