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18 July 2019
Acas have published their 2018-19 Annual Report, highlighting the demand for their conciliation services following the removal of tribunal fees in 2017. For the full report click here 
06 June 2019
On 25 January 2019, the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published a consultation document titled Pregnancy and maternity discrimination: extending redundancy protection for women and new parents. This consultation was in response to recent independent reports which showed that 77% of women reported negative experiences at work related to their pregnancy or maternity and that the number of expectant and new mothers forced to leave their jobs had almost doubled since 2005 Extension of redundancy protection to new mothers. The report proposes that the best way to offer further protection for new and expectant mothers is to…
06 June 2019
Following recent changes in the law, it is now more important than ever that Settlement Agreements explain what will happen (or has happened) to the employee's contractual notice entitlement (including whether there will be a contractual PILON). Parties can also choose to state whether there is any post-employment notice pay (PENP) tax liability under sections 402B and 402C of the Income Tax (Earnings and Pensions) Act 2003 (ITEPA) (whether there is such a liability will depend in part on what happens to the employee's notice entitlement). It is not a legal requirement to state whether there is a PENP liability…
15 May 2019
Background Sexual Harassment within the work place has been subject to increased scrutiny following recent high profile allegations, including those made against Harvey Weinstein which lead to the #Metoo movement gaining much attention last year. Following on from this, the government have undertaken a consultation to review the current law on sexual harassment to see how improvements can be made. Government review The Women and Equalities Select Committee have now produced a report setting out recommendations. One of the key recommendations, is for a statutory code of practice to be implemented to set out to employers what steps…
10 May 2019
  Hina Belitz is taking part in an international webinar which considers the key lessons from #MeToo for workplace harassment and discrimination. For details on when and how to join the webinar, please see below. The #MeToo movement has created a seismic cultural shift in society's awareness of the widespread problem of sexual harassment in business, media, entertainment and government. As this new landscape develops, all employers must adapt to the lessons learned work towards harassment prevention, workable policies, credible workplace investigations, and updated training programmes. Webinar link: https://www.ibanet.org/Conferences/webinar-april24.aspx   

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