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Key lessons from Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s botched racism review: Karen Baxter comments for International Employment Lawyer
Press10 November 2021
Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s investigation into allegations of racism has made headlines for all the wrong reasons following the leaking of an independent report to the press earlier this month.
29 July 2021
The government has committed to introducing a new proactive duty on employers to prevent sexual harassment, alongside considering new laws which would make employers liable if third parties harass their employees and possibly extending the time limit in which to bring discrimination claims. It is likely to be some time, however, before any changes are put into effect.
Press15 April 2021
Lewis Silkin has announced the hire of Wendy Saunders—a financial services, markets law and regulation expert—as a legal director. Her addition to the team further bolsters the firm’s financial services offering, as well as provides additional expertise for the technology & communications sector.
Press Release13 April 2021
Lewis Silkin LLP today announces the hire of Wendy Saunders – a financial services, markets law and regulation expert – as a Legal Director. Her addition to the team further bolsters the firm’s financial services offering, as well as provides additional expertise for the technology & communications sector.
23 March 2021
サセックス公爵夫人に対するいじめの申し立てのタイミングについて、どのように考えても、「調査を行います。」というバッキンガム宮殿の反応は、ここ数か月および数年に渡る他の多くの著名企業や機関の反応と似ている。この記事では、職場での申し立てに対する調査を行う際に組織がナビゲートする必要のある多くの重要で複雑な問題（懲戒および不平の問題を含む）について検討する。Whatever you might think about the timing of bullying allegations against the Duchess of Sussex, the response of Buckingham Palace is similar to that of many other high-profile companies and institutions over recent months and years: “an investigation will take place”. In this article, we consider the many important and complex issues organisations need to navigate when conducting investigations into allegations in the workplace (including disciplinary and grievance matters).
05 March 2021
Whatever you might have to say about the timing of fresh bullying allegations being made against the Duchess of Sussex, the response of Buckingham Palace echoes that of many other high-profile companies and institutions over recent months and years: an investigation will take place. In this article, we consider the many important and complex issues organisations need to navigate when conducting investigations into allegations in the workplace.
17 November 2020
You won’t have missed the news last week that Greg Clarke has resigned from his dual-roles as FA Chairman and FIFA Vice-President, following his use of “unacceptable language” when speaking in front of Parliament.
Press Release06 November 2020
Lewis Silkin has won the accolade of Real Estate Team of the Year award at The Lawyer Awards 2020 for their work on Earl’s Court Regeneration.
11 August 2020
Recent events in the Conservative party have focussed attention on the question of what an employer (or indeed a political party) should do if one of its people is accused of committing a crime. A Tory MP has been accused of rape, but at the time of writing has not been charged. It transpires that the Chief Whip had been aware for some weeks of allegations of ‘abusive behaviour and threats’ made against the anonymous MP by a parliamentary aide. Despite this, no investigation took place.
Inbrief10 August 2020
We set out the key considerations for organisations faced with grievances or allegations of wrongdoing which may require formal investigation.
11 June 2020
With Black Lives Matter protests taking place across the UK and around the world, many businesses have been publicly stating their commitment to equality and the BLM movement. But what happens when the experience of current or former BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) employees is alleged not to live up to that standard?
01 May 2020
As we are all in midst of this Covid-19 world, we are clearly some way away from ‘business as usual’. The vast majority of employers are grappling with new ways of working, with many of their employees working from home or in other unusual ways. But it is clear that ‘business as usual’ issues can and do still arise. So, what should an employer do if it becomes aware of an allegation of misconduct or wrongdoing? In this article, we look at whether a remote investigation is the right step to take, and what to bear in mind if you conclude it is.