Sexual Harassment in Financial Services

Sexual Harassment in Financial Services

Sexual Harassment in Financial Services The Worker Protection (Amendment of Equality Act 2010) Act 2023 has introduced the proactive duty on employers to take “reasonable steps” to prevent harassment of employees in the course of their employment. The Act focusses on...
AI’s Influence on HR in the Financial Services Sector

AI’s Influence on HR in the Financial Services Sector

AI’s Influence on HR in the Financial Services Sector Artificial Intelligence (AI) is poised to revolutionise the landscape of the UK financial services sector, presenting both opportunities and challenges for HR professionals in this sector. As the industry...
Diversity and Inclusion in the Financial Sector

Diversity and Inclusion in the Financial Sector

Diversity and Inclusion in the Financial Sector An overview of the FCA and PRA Consultation Papers The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) have recently published consultation papers setting out proposals to improve diversity...
Addressing racist language in Financial Services

Addressing racist language in Financial Services

Addressing racist language in Financial Services Case Study: Mr C Borg-Neal v Lloyds Banking Group plc A recent decision by the Employment Tribunal has made the headlines and has drawn attention to a complex issue within the financial services (FS) sector. A...
Whistleblowing Policies– Time for a review and refresh?

Whistleblowing Policies– Time for a review and refresh?

Whistleblowing Policies– Time for a review and refresh? The Financial Conduct Authority (‘FCA’) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (‘PRA’), place a high priority on protecting whistleblowers from detrimental treatment. In recent years, the regulators have...
All in a Day’s Work: What is ESG?

All in a Day’s Work: What is ESG?

All in a Day’s Work: What is ESG? This month’s episode is an introduction to environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) for Employers. We will be providing an overview of what ESG is, particularly from an employment perspective. We will also be...
Whistleblowing & Financial Services

Whistleblowing & Financial Services

Whistleblowing & Financial Services Whistleblowing, as set out in the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998 (‘PIDA’), is the act of reporting wrongdoing within an organisation with the aim of preventing it, and any harm that may arise from it. This holds particular...
Sexual harassment at work – where to draw the line?

Sexual harassment at work – where to draw the line?

Sexual harassment at work – where to draw the line? Tesco Chairman, John Allan, has recently been accused of inappropriate behaviour towards four female employees, which he wholly denies. Although it seems obvious now, behaviour of the type alleged in this situation...
Can Tribunals consider employee data unlawfully retained?

Can Tribunals consider employee data unlawfully retained?

Can Tribunals consider employee data unlawfully retained? Data Retained in Breach of Data Protection Rules – Admissible as Evidence in Court? Recently, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that a Respondent who kept employee data for over 10 years may have...
Can I monitor my employees and workers?

Can I monitor my employees and workers?

Can I monitor my employees and workers? The data protection laws in the UK are currently governed by the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018) and the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR). Since COVID-19 and the general evolution in working practices over the...