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Prestige News

This April 6th, welcomes a number of key changes to Legislation affecting businesses throughout the UK. 

These key changes are for the protection of employees and others within the business.   This month brings amendments to the Sex Discrimination Act and the introduction of a new Landmark law, The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act...
Sex Discrimination Act Amendments
Changes to the Sex Discrimination Act (1975) come into effect this April (from 6th April 08), which include an increased employer liability for sexual harassment experienced in the workplace.
The amendments which have been introduced to meet requirements outlined in the EC Equal Treatment Directive will also extend the right of protection for pregnant women and those on maternity leave.
 
 
Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act
The Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act has been introduced this April (from 6th April 08) to prosecute firms which fail to take proper safety precautions to protect their staff.

 

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