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The powerful effect of organisational culture - preventing sexual harassment in the workplace

The powerful effect of organisational culture - preventing sexual harassment in the workplace

As sexual harassment cases continue to dominate the headlines, there are a number of questions we are all asking. How widespread is this behaviour? Is this the tip of the iceberg? Are certain industries and professions more vulnerable than others? After decades of equality legislation, why are these cases emerging now? Why has unacceptable behaviour remained unchallenged for so long?

100 years of voting: Sex discrimination law review

100 years of voting: Sex discrimination law review

This year marks 100 years since (at least some) women were granted the right to exercise their democratic right to vote in the UK. Whilst there is much to celebrate in terms of women's progress in this country in the last century, sex discrimination in the workplace and beyond still continues. The Fawcett Society has published a Sex Discrimination Law Review , which examines whether sex discrimination law in the UK is fit for purpose.

6 bitesize updates for the New Year

6 bitesize updates for the New Year

The frantic pace of things over Christmas can make it hard to keep track of what’s going on in the world of employment law. To help you catch up, this blog piece collects together some recent developments and expected changes on the horizon:

“Gagging” an ex-employee? – Part 2: Remedies

“Gagging” an ex-employee? – Part 2: Remedies

Part 1 of my blog on “gagging” ex-employees – here – looked at the types of steps employers could take to try to prevent the sort of public spat Donald Trump recently found himself in with ex-aide Steve Bannon (in which Bannon made some pretty sensational comments about Trump allegedly in breach of a non-disclosure agreement).  Trump responded by saying that Bannon had “lost his mind”. As tempting as adopting the Trump response may be, I expect that declaring an ex-employee in breach of a...

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