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In today’s world, enabling employees and stakeholders to safely voice concerns through formal and informal channels – and having the infrastructure in place to hear and deal with those concerns – is a cornerstone of good governance, is at the heart of a healthy culture, and can help employers to mitigate the risks arising from workplace activism. Find out more about the importance of having suitable whistleblowing, speak up and listen up arrangements on our dedicated “ListenUp!” webpage.
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Workplace activism is increasingly becoming a defining feature of the workplace – particularly for the tech sector which has been fertile ground for cases of high-profile activism over the years. Read more about this and other issues impacting the tech sector in our mid-year update.
20 March 2023 //
The latest report from the Parker Review Committee confirms that FTSE 350 companies have made good progress against ethnic diversity targets. But more is needed to drive change. That’s why they will now be expanding their ambitions for ethnic diversity beyond board level and listed companies for the first time.
14 March 2023 //
In reflecting on the theme of this year’s Neurodiversity Celebration Week ‘celebrating different minds’ we take a look at strategies for supporting and celebrating neurodiversity in the workplace.
13 March 2023 //
The results of the four-day week pilot scheme have demonstrated that it is a viable working model. Could the next step be a change in the law?
8 March 2023 //
The latest report from the FTSE Women Leaders Review confirms that women now occupy 40% of board seats at FTSE 350 companies, but there is still some way to go before we achieve true equality.
22 February 2023 //
Employer liability for third party harassment and a new duty to prevent sexual harassment in the workplace are on track to be introduced as early as next year.
9 February 2023 //
With less than a year to go until EU law is due to be permanently severed from UK law, we consider how employers can prepare for the incoming Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill.
8 February 2023 //
Whistleblowing continues to be high up on the agenda for many employers. We are pleased to have written about the UK perspective on whistleblowing in the new edition of “The Practitioner’s Guide to Global Investigations”.
26 January 2023 //
As workers continue to re-evaluate their perspectives on work in a post-pandemic world, the phenomenon of “quiet quitting” has emerged. But what is it and what are the key legal issues for employers?
9 January 2023 //
We predict the key developments and issues to watch out for in 2023 for businesses operating in the UK, UK listed companies and the financial services sector.