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    The Government has published its response to the consultation on the draft statutory Code of Practice on Dismissal and Re-engagement, which ran from 24 January to 18 April 2023. The Government has presented an updated draft Code, along with an explanatory memorandum, to Parliament for approval. The Code sets out how employers should act when seeking[…]

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    From October 2024, new legislation will require employers to take “reasonable steps” to prevent the sexual harassment of their employees (Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Act). The new law was primarily introduced to protect women but will apply to people of all genders. Tribunals are also being given the power to uplift sexual[…]

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    In July 2023 the Government published a consultation paper which proposed a number of reforms in the areas of working time, paid holiday rights and rights upon the transfer of a business or an outsourcing.    On 8 November 2023, the Government published its response to the Consultation, setting out which reforms will be taken forward together[…]

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    Last week in the Guardian it reported that “sexual harassment and misogyny are allowed to go unchecked at City firms because women have a “fear factor” over speaking out and do not trust human resource departments, MPs have been warned.” The article referred to a fresh inquiry launched into sexual harassment in the City, following[…]

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    What does redundancy actually mean? Redundancy is a potentially fair reason to dismiss any employee. It is a very commonly used word, but the technical legal meaning refers to only three types of situation: A business closure, A workplace closure, and Reduction of workforce (reduction in headcount). The dismissal of an employee will be by[…]

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