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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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Lloyd's of London issues trans and non-binary inclusion guide

Following claims of sexual harassment earlier this year, Lloyd’s of London has issued a guide to the inclusion of trans and non-binary people in the workplace as part of a cultural overhaul of the insurance market. Published in conjunction ...


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Should mental health be legally defined as a disability?

People with mental health issues are missing out on important workplace rights and protections to which they are entitled, because they are unaware that a mental health problem could be classed as a disability. As a result, Mind, the mental healt...


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Member States have three years to adopt EU Work–Life Balance Directive

EU Member States have three years to adopt the laws to comply with the EU Work–life Balance Directive, it has been announced. Launched in August 2019, the Directive aims to improve the work–life balance for parents and carers, to encou...


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Is domestic abuse a workplace issue?

Employers owe a duty of care to employees and have a legal responsibility to provide a safe and effective work environment. Preventing and tackling domestic abuse is an integral part of this, Business in the Community (BITC) has said, following th...