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Diversity Training: Responding to the Voices that say it Doesn’t Work

There has been plenty of articles of over the years pointing out why diversity training does not work.  Whilst it’s not inevitable that it works, in our view, it’s equally not inevitable that it doesn’t either. Today we’re exploring the common objections to diversity training, and the ways in which you can design and deliver…

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Employment Law Update – September 2021

Welcome to this month’s employment law update. In September we’re covering: A direct discrimination case where Muslim employees were banned from wearing headscarves in the workplace Secretary of State for Justice v Plaistow – a case that turned out to be very costly, with career long losses In Aleem v E-Act Academy Trust Ltd the…

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Discrimination and the Shifting Burden of Proof: Why Employers Need to ‘Show Their Workings’

Section 13(1) of the Equality Act 2010 defines discrimination as occurring where “because of a protected characteristic, A treats B less favourably than A treats or would treat others”. In discrimination claims the burden of proof shifts from first the Claimant and then to the Respondent employer. The Starting Point: The employee must prove a…

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Vento Bands: Explained

Vento bands: What are they? What do they mean? And what are the factors that the employment tribunal will be taking into consideration when deciding an injury to feeling award? Stephen Foster, Legal & Professional Service Manager and Luke Richardson, Employment Law Consultant at Vista spend 5 minutes explaining Vento bands, the three levels and…

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The Hallmarks of a Fair Performance Management Process

The hallmarks of a fair performance management process are: Setting the standards of reasonable and acceptable performance for each job; Ensuring that these standards of performance are clearly communicated to staff members; Implementing and consistently applying ways of measuring/assessing individual performance (e.g. one to ones; appraisals; performance reviews); Providing informal feedback and advice to help…

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The Question Sandwich: A Practical Technique to use in a HR Investigation

When chairing a HR investigation, there are three main issues we come across: Managers aren’t completely clear about what they are looking into They don’t plan their questions effectively They struggle with structure You will have heard of using the traditional ‘question funnel’ to address this. We cover that in more detail here. But this…

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Vista Sets the International Standard for Diversity and Inclusion

We are proud to announce that we have become the first organisation in the world to be awarded the new International ISO standard for Diversity and Inclusion (ISO 30415:2021: Human Resource Management – Diversity and Inclusion). Launched only a couple of months ago, the achievement of the standard demonstrates our team’s continued commitment to living…

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Virtual Mock Employment Tribunal: New Dates Announced!

Have you ever been to a virtual employment tribunal? Do you find the prospect daunting? Back by ever-popular demand, our Virtual Mock Employment Tribunal will let you experience the thrills and spills of the virtual employment tribunal, in a learning environment. Spend time with our experienced tribunal advocates to get a real insight in to:…

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