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

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Australia: Top 10 Trends in Employment and Industrial Relations – 2018

Just in time for your holiday reading, we’ve compiled our Top 10 Trends in employment and industrial relations in Australia for 2018. Click here to review our selection. We’d love to hear your thoughts if you have any comments.

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Hong Kong: Proposed changes to discrimination laws

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

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Asia: Comparative Table on LGBTI Benefits – Part 2

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.

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Asia Employment, Pensions and Incentives Update

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.

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UK: new resources on criminal record checks, mental health and dyslexia

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

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Australia: Workplace violence and red collar crime: Is it more threatening than you think?

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

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UK: gender pay gap news

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

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Asia: comparative table on LGBTI benefits – Part 1

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.

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Japan: Increased Protection for Fixed Term Employees

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

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