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Large employers with a January to December financial year are expected to publish their first slavery and human trafficking statements by the end of June. The Government guidance is that organisations can publish the statement alongside any other annual or non-financial reports that they are required to produce. 2....
Barely a week goes by without a new prediction of the impending impact of technology on today’s jobs. These tend to veer toward the sensational – i.e. “Robots will take most of our jobs” – as that sells more newspapers. But the reality is probably much more nuanced, writes...
Whistleblowers are protected in law, so what happens when an employer wants to dismiss them? Here, David Speakman, counsel at Linklaters LLP and Harini Iyengar, counsel at 11 KBW, take us through Dr. Beatt v Croydon Health Services NHS Trust and consider what employers can learn from it. Dr...
Throughout the world women continue to lag behind men in terms of equality in the workplace, even in the most gender-equal societies, writes Katie Mahoney, associate at Doyle Clayton. But there are ways employers can improve gender equality and reap the rewards of diversity. Globally, only about half of working age...
It is a commonly held assumption that the heaviest drinkers in today’s workforce are those at the younger end of the spectrum. However, says Laura Livingstone, Partner and Head of Employment and trainee William Gubbins at Gordon Dadds, research shows that it's actually older workers who are more likely to be...
The independent McGregor-Smith Review, published earlier this year, looked at issues affecting black and minority ethnic (BME) groups in the workplace, identifying discrimination and bias at every stage. The evidence suggests that BME candidates are being discriminated against during the recruitment process and at interview stage. The Review prompts us...