WorkLife: Employment policies

Our thoughts on the world of employment law - and beyond.

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?

Government response to the Taylor Review – is it still “good work”?

Government response to the Taylor Review – is it still “good work”?

  Even Matthew Taylor, author of the Review, was fainting damning in his praise, seemingly in stark contrast to the government's that "millions [are] to benefit from enhanced rights" as a result of their response. So, what are we to believe?

From Unison to whistleblowing – reasons why 2017 is worth remembering

From Unison to whistleblowing – reasons why 2017 is worth remembering

Now that January has finally limped to the finish line, you could be forgiven for feeling that 2017 was a long time ago.  However, before your memories fade altogether, I thought it would be a helpful reminder to look at some of the key employment matters from last year which are likely to continue to have an impact in 2018, as well as consider some of the new developments which this year may bring. 

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.