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18 July 2022 Hung Out to Dry

Superdry PLC was recently ordered to pay Rachel Sunderland, a former employee, £96,208 after being found guilty of unfair dismissal and age discrimination. The hearing lasted six days. Nine witnesses gave evidence.

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13 June 2022 Modern Slavery and the NHS – new challenges on the horizon for NHS bodies and their suppliers

According to a report published by the Financial Reporting Council in April, modern slavery generates an estimated US$150 billion annually and encompasses 40 million people in slavery globally.

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26 May 2022 A new Modern Slavery Bill

Public sector and private sector organisations, particularly those who meet the £36 million threshold, are encouraged to review their approach to combating modern slavery in their organisation and its supply chains before the Modern Slavery Bill becomes law.

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18 January 2022 Employment & Workforce Survey 2021: Gender and Race Equality – Future Changes Ahead?

The issue of equality has remained high on the agenda during the pandemic. The #MeToo and Black Lives Matter movements have increased awareness of gender and race equality issues across all of society. Our survey indicated there was still a significant number who were making changes either for gender or race or both.

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5 October 2021 Tribunal entitled to assess discrimination compensation on basis of career-long loss

In Secretary of State for Justice v Plaistow UKEAT/0016/20 and UKEAT/0085/20, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (‘EAT’) upheld an employment tribunal's decision to calculate compensation for harassment and direct sexual orientation discrimination based on career-long loss

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21 September 2021 Key things to consider about the EU whistleblowing directive

EU member states have until mid-December to implement the Whistleblowing Directive. Having left the EU, the UK is not required to introduce the directive; however, it is still relevant to employers here for the following reasons.

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Legal update

25 August 2021 New Workers’ Watchdog to protect workers’ rights

Employers should take action now to avoid financial fines & damaging negative publicity when Workers’ Watchdog is established.

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25 June 2021 The Modern Slavery (Amendment) Bill is published

The Modern Slavery (Amendment) Bill recently started its journey through Parliament. Find out more.

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8 April 2021 Home Office Central Registry for modern slavery statement goes live - first universities publish statements

The Home Office recently launched a central registry for modern slavery statements. A growing number of educational organisations, including a number of universities, have published statements on the registry.

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12 March 2021 Central registry for modern slavery statements now launched

The Home Office has now launched a central registry for section 54 statements, a central registry for statements prepared in accordance with section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA).

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