Legislation due into force in October 2013

From 1 October 2013, the directors’ remuneration report in quoted companies (not AIM-listed companies) will need to contain information about the company’s directors’ remuneration policy and how it was implemented for that year. Once a remuneration policy has been approved, a company will only be able to make remuneration and loss-of-office payments that are permitted within the limits of the policy, unless the payment has been approved by a separate shareholder resolution. Moreover, from 1 October 2013 companies will need to publish a statement setting out what payments an exiting director has received or may receive in future.

From 1 October 2013, the Equality Act 2010 will be amended so that employers are no longer potentially liable for their employees being harassed by third parties in the course of their employment. 

So where are employees likely to turn if harassed by a third party during their employment? There are a number of avenues that might be pursued…

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