WorkLife: Discipline and performance management

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Turning the tables: ending sexual harassment at work

Turning the tables: ending sexual harassment at work

The Equalities and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has now issued its report last week “Turning the Tables: Ending Sexual Harassment at Work”. The message in the report is a very clear one: the evidence gathered about British workplaces shows that employers are not adequately protecting their employees from sexual harassment. 

Sexual harassment - changing the face of gagging clauses

Sexual harassment - changing the face of gagging clauses

We have written a lot about sexual harassment in recent months; we’ve also written about gagging clauses (ie confidentiality clauses that prevent people from speaking out about allegations or making adverse comments about employers). But what happens when the two meet, say in a non-disclosure agreement (an NDA) or a settlement agreement?

Sex, Drugs & Fitness and Propriety

Sex, Drugs & Fitness and Propriety

Last week, as widely reported, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) banned the former Co-op Bank Chair, Paul Flowers, from working in the financial services industry. The Final Notice issued by the FCA provides useful commentary on the reasons why the FCA considered Mr Flowers was not a “fit and proper” person.

Learning to be an Active Bystander

Learning to be an Active Bystander

This week, I had the chance to attend an excellent hour-long session on being an “Active Bystander” when it comes to preventing sexual harassment and encouraging a "speak out" culture within your organisation.

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