Ethics

Some former News of the World journalists were charged with misconduct in public office. Photo: Stephanie Schaerer / Daily Mail /REX/Shutterstock

Law Commission consults on offence of misconduct in public office

Misconduct in public office, the criminal offence that has been used to prosecute journalists for paying public officials for information,...

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Sports Direct scraps zero hours contracts and “six strikes” policy

6 Sep 2016

Sports Direct is to offer its casual retail workers the opportunity to switch from a zero hours arrangement to a...

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Sports Direct’s Mike Ashley grilled on employment practices

7 Jun 2016

Sports Direct founder Mike Ashley faced a host of allegations of exploitation and mismanagement of workers in front of the...

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Criminal liability for allowing employees to facilitate tax evasion

14 Apr 2016

Legislation will be introduced to hold firms criminally liable if they fail to stop employees who facilitate tax cheating, the...

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Ethical principles to guide HR analytics will be needed, say the authors

Predictive HR analytics raise “Big Brother” ethical and legal fears

11 Apr 2016

As employers become more sophisticated in their use of HR metrics, they need to ensure they are aware of the...

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Six Ways Organisations Can Create an Ethical Culture

Six ways organisations can create an ethical culture

19 Jan 2016

PROMOTED The reputation – and profits – of any organisation rests on the work ethics of its employees. Developing an ethical culture is imperative...

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Bribery Act 2010: worker fairly dismissed for taking bribe despite reporting it

18 Jan 2016

An employment tribunal held that an immigration officer was fairly dismissed for accepting a bribe from an offender, despite then...

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VW whistleblowing: the cost of ineffective disclosure procedures

11 Nov 2015

As Volkswagen’s diesel emissions scandal spreads to its petrol engines, Christopher Tutton outlines how companies should be examining their own...

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Financial watchdogs announce new whistleblowing rules

7 Oct 2015

The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) and the Prudential Regulation Authority (PRA) have published a package of new rules to make...

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How employers can prepare for the Modern Slavery Act

1 Sep 2015

Employers will soon be required to publish a modern slavery statement setting out how they protect against slavery in their...

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Employers required to produce modern slavery statements from October 2015

31 Jul 2015

Large employers will have to publish a modern slavery statement for each financial year, the Government has confirmed.
The requirement...

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Five ways to make sure global HR policies succeed

25 Feb 2015

As globalisation continues, many employers with a multi-jurisdictional presence are introducing global HR policies that apply across their international business....

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Organisations’ public values have no link to financial success

7 Nov 2014

There is no correlation between an organisation’s “publicised values” and business performance, new research has revealed. However, there is a...

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Eight steps to a successful secondment

19 Aug 2014

Employee secondments can benefit employers as a means of developing good business relationships and sharing and enhancing employees’ skills. At...

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How to handle sensitive disciplinary investigations

22 May 2014

When an allegation of serious misconduct hits the desk, an employer’s first instinct may be to implement the disciplinary procedure...

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