Workplace culture, diversity and discrimination (including bullying and harassment)
UK: Government response to sexual harassment report: New statutory Code of Practice and more consultation
The Government has today published its response to the Women and Equalities Select Committee report published in July of this year (see our blog post here) on sexual harassment at work. It has noted the lack of data and research … Continue reading
On 30 November 2018, legislation was gazetted which proposes various amendments to the Sex Discrimination Ordinance, Disability Discrimination Ordinance, Family Status Discrimination Ordinance and the Race Discrimination Ordinance. The proposed amendments reflect eight of the recommendations from the Equal Opportunities … Continue reading
In part two of our comparative table here, we consider whether employers may offer benefits to LGBTI employees and their spouses/partners in Thailand, Indonesia and Japan.
Authors: Fatim Jumabhoy, Partner, Singapore, Rebecca Lim, Associate, Singapore, Tess Lumsdaine, Senior Associate, Hong Kong Our penultimate e-bulletin of the year, looks at some interesting developments across the region.
Unlock has published new guidance for employers on criminal record checks, to which the ICO has contributed. The guidance states that checks at the application stage are unlikely to be necessary for most jobs and therefore likely to be a … Continue reading
Workplace violence is a significant and ongoing risk that employers should be alive to because it affects employee health, safety and wellbeing, which in turn impacts on productivity, absenteeism, sickness and replacement costs, to name a few. In respect of … Continue reading
The Government Equalities Office has published a summary of the 2017/18 gender pay gap data submitted by employers as at May 2018, along with an Interim Gender Pay Gap Employer Insights Survey conducted at the end of 2017. The summary … Continue reading
In part one of our comparative table here, we consider whether employers may offer benefits to LGBTI employees and their spouses/partners in Singapore, Hong Kong and China.
In an earlier bulletin, we looked at a landmark Tokyo District Court decision that clarified the circumstances under which benefits given to permanent employees but not to fixed term employees could amount to “unreasonable differences” in labour conditions, which are … Continue reading