Bullying and harassment
The Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act) Bill is almost ready to become law - but it is a shadow of its former self, says consultant editor Darren Newman.
Third-party harassment has had a chequered history under the law. Here, employment judge Tina Elliott looks at the legislative background, the current position and the steps employers can take to protect their staff and themselves.
We look at what HR needs to do to meet its employment law obligations and prepare for the coming year.
Under the Equality Act 2010, an employer can escape liability for acts of discrimination committed by its staff where it has taken "all reasonable steps" to prevent the discrimination. What steps should employers take to reduce the risk of liability for bullying and harassment committed by their workforce in the course of employment?
Despite the coronavirus pandemic, HR professionals have had their fair share of employment law rulings to keep track of in 2021. We count down the 10 most important judgments of the year that every employer should know about.
Commentary and insights: HR and legal information and guidance relating to bullying and harassment.
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