Support for Councils and Clerks

Council’s Obligations As An Employer

May often brings a raft of new Councilors on to Personnel Committees, and to support them in understanding their Council’s obligations as an Employer, Personnel Advice & Solutions provide a list of DO’s and DON’T’s.

Council’s New Duty to Prevent Sexual Harassment

From October 2024 new legislation (s40A Equality Act 2010) will create additional legal requirements for Councils, along with all Employers, to take proactive steps to prevent Sexual Harassment at Work. Councils will not be able to simply rely on paper-based training and policies within staff handbooks to defend themselves against claims of Harassment. Instead they will need to take pro-active steps to demonstrate that they are preventing the problem.

Worknest Guide Employment Law Changes

The UK is set to introduce several significant changes to employment law in the coming year. These changes will impact organisations across the country, making it essential for employers to stay up-to-date and prepared.