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GDPR codes of conduct guidance launched

The ICO has published guidance for organisations wanting to develop GDPR Codes of Conduct and Certification schemes to help demonstrate accountability under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Organisations can now submit their proposa...


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New guide urges firms to reveal ethnicity pay gap

Companies with more than 250 employees should voluntarily publish their ethnicity pay gap data in the same format as they already do for gender, according to a new guide by the CBI. Bridge the Gap – the new guide by CBI in collaboration wit...


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Veganism ruled a protected belief – guidance for employers

In response to the recent landmark legal case that confirmed ethical veganism qualifies as a philosophical belief for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010, The Vegan Society has released new guidance for employers to help businesses ensure their ...


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Judges not using power to dismiss claims early at Employment Tribunals

Judges are not exercising their power to dismiss claims early at Employment Tribunals, despite a growing backlog of cases, says GQ|Littler, the specialist employment law firm. As a result, employees and employers face long delays in having their c...


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Government proposes duty to protect public spaces from terror attacks

Plans to introduce a new law that will require owners and operators of public spaces and venues to put in place measures to keep the public safe from a terrorist attack have been announced by Security Minister James Brokenshire. Delivering on the...


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Failure to match shared parental leave to maternity leave is not discriminatory

The courts have upheld a landmark ruling that it is not discriminatory for employers to offer enhanced maternity pay while only offering statutory pay to staff taking shared parental leave (SPL). In both cases heard last year – Ali v. Capita...