Category Archives: Human Rights

Why cyberbullying is an issue for HR

The recent news that a 17-year-old has been arrested after sending a malicious tweet to Olympic diver Tom Daley comes as a stark reminder of how hurtful online abuse can be and how quickly it can escalate. The workplace is not immune … Continue reading

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Domestic Workers Convention agreed despite UK government

Millions of domestic workers around the world are employed in private homes, often unregulated by public authorities, making them vulnerable to exploitation. This week the ILO has been meeting in Geneva to design a convention to protect them. Following lengthy … Continue reading

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Coalition to water down employees’ rights

The government is to extend its review of employment law to tighten up discrimination compensation and dilute rules protecting employees’ rights when a business is transferred from one owner to another. Lib Dem minister Ed Davey will announce the new areas up … Continue reading

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Philip Lawrence’s widow urges reform of human rights laws after killer Learco Chindamo recalled to prison

David Cameron is under pressure to keep a promise to reform the Human Rights Act after the foreign born murder of Philip Lawrence was arrested on suspicion of another violent attack. Frances Lawrence, the headmaster’s widow, said the legislation needed … Continue reading

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Vetting and barring scheme breaches human rights, High Court rules

Legislation preventing people convicted or cautioned for certain crimes from working with children or vulnerable adults breaches human rights law, the High Court has ruled. The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 introduced a “vetting and barring” scheme for people working with … Continue reading

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