Pledge to improve officer and staff safety

3 September 2020

A national survey of more than 40,000 officers and staff has revealed that in 2018/19 there were 328 assaults per 1000 constables — roughly one offence for every three constables — up from 284 per 1000 in the previous year.

Ex-Home Office chief takes action against Home Secretary

21 April 2020

The dramatic press conference at which her former Permanent Secretary accused Home Secretary Priti Patel of “swearing, belittling people and making unreasonable and repeated demands” has faded into the background as the coronavirus crisis has dominated the headlines.

Highways England loses sexual harassment case

13 March 2020

Kim Beaney has been awarded £74,000 in compensation (including a “significant sum” in injury to feelings and aggravated damages) following her tribunal claim against Highways England, her line manager and her supervisor.

Violence against NHS staff

12 March 2020

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock has written to all NHS staff about the problem of violence faced by those working for the Service.

First LGBT inclusive guide to apprenticeships

12 February 2020

The TUC has decided to mark this year’s National Apprenticeship Week by publishing the first ever lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) inclusive guide to apprenticeships.

A quarter of employees believe bullying and harassment is overlooked

30 January 2020

A new report by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has called on organisations to train managers to be more effective at managing conflict at work, following concerns that a quarter of employees think tough issues like bullying and harassment are “swept under the carpet” in their organisations.

Bullying and harassment too often overlooked

22 January 2020

We reported recently on new guidance issued by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) to provide support for employers in protecting their workforces (see Employers urged to step up and protect staff from harassment).