The Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Bill is close to becoming law. As the Bill has progressed through Parliament, its core provisions have been
Sexual harassment at work: What employers need to know? – Lunchtime Webinar – Tuesday, 25 April 2023
In this 50-minute webinar, BDBF’s Managing Associate Emily Plosker and Associate Rebecca Rubin examine the legal framework and consider the steps employers need to take when faced with allegations
In a recent article for Law360, BDBF’s Gareth Brahams and Amanda Steadman discuss the new laws on the horizon that will require employers to take steps to protect staff from sexual harassment
The Government has backed a Private Members’ Bill aimed at extending the obligations on employers under the Equality Act 2010.
The festive season is upon us and many are ready to embrace once again the annual Christmas party as we emerge from the restrictions of the pandemic.
Whilst most events go ahead hitch free, unfortunately incidents of inappropriate behaviour are not uncommon at these types of functions.
After an enforced hiatus, the in-person office Christmas party is returning this year and, for many, not even Omicron will stand in the way. BDBF Associate, Theo Nicou, sets out his top tips to help employees make it a night to remember and not a night to forget.
A new report on sexual harassment in the workplace has shown the continued prevalence of such behaviour, even when employees work from home. In this briefing we highlight the key findings of the report and outline the recommended steps for employers.
On 21 July 2021 the Government published its long-awaited response to the consultation on sexual harassment in the workplace. In this briefing we explain the Government’s commitments and what they will mean in practice.
This week marks sexual abuse and sexual violence awareness week. Most employers are aware of their obligations to prevent abuse and violence in the workplace, but with lines blurring between the home and the office should employers support those suffering at home?
Employee accused of sexual assault was unfairly dismissed because of investigating officer’s mistake
In the recent case of Royal Mail Group v Jhuti (Jhuti), the Supreme Court ruled that an employer who had been manipulated into dismissing an employee for a false reason was liable for unfair dismissal based on the hidden reason…