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4 February 2020

Non-disclosure agreements in discrimination and harassment cases

Over the past few years, high profile news stories, such as those concerning Harvey Weinstein, and the Presidents Club dinner, have brought the issue of discrimination and harassment in the workplace, as well as the role that non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) can play in settling such matters, into the spotlight. As a result, the Government has come under increasing pressure to take positive steps to protect victims of sexual harassment.

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27 January 2020

Act now to avoid being 'named and shamed' – Fire Safety Update

Whilst it is understood that many applications were received before the 31 December 2019 cut off for applications to be made to the Government's fund for the removal and replacement of dangerous ACM cladding, latest statistics indicate that remedial works to 135 affected privately owned buildings are yet to begin.

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22 January 2020

Are your employment contract templates up to date?

Employers are required by law to provide their employees with certain information in writing relating to their terms of employment. This is technically known as a “section 1 statement”, and is normally contained within the employment contract. Following the Government’s Good Work Plan, which was published in 2018, the information that employers need to provide is changing with effect from 6 April 2020.

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20 January 2020

Brexit and EU workers

With a Brexit date of 31 January 2020 looking likely, employers should consider the implications of Brexit on their EU workforce in the UK.

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20 January 2020

E by 2023 to B by 2030? BPF says yes

As the Forsters commercial real estate team learnt at a recent quiz, “climate strike” was the Collins Dictionary’s word of the year for 2019. As we begin a new decade, the need to combat climate change will no doubt remain at the forefront of conversation, none more so than in the real estate industry.

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8 January 2020

When Diversity and the Built Environment Collide

Diversity seems somewhat of a buzzword in many industries, not least in the Built Environment. So, let's set out some specific examples of how diversity has positively influenced the Built Environment and where a lack of consideration of diversity has negatively impacted the industry.

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