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Hiring ex-offenders: new guidance published by CIPD Trust

The CIPD Trust has today published guidance for employers to recruit, employ and retain people with convictions or lived experience with the criminal justice system.

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Sustainability job ads surge

The number of sustainability-related job postings grew by 116% from 2019 to 2024, data from the job posting platform Indeed has showed.

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Is Sunak right about "sick-note culture"?

UK prime minister Rishi Sunak announced plans to reform welfare to tackle “sick-note culture” last Friday (19 April), if the Tories win the upcoming general election.

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Just Stop Oil protests “impaired” doctor’s ability to practise

Doctor Sarah Benn had an “impaired” ability to practise after she took part in a number of Just Stop Oil protests, a medical tribunal found. 

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Punishing strikers violates human rights, Supreme Court rules

Punishing employees who have taken part in strike action goes against the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), a Supreme Court judgement ruled this week (16 April).

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Progression stunted by lack of women's health support

One in four women feel that their career progression has been halted by a lack of support for women’s health at work, a survey has revealed.

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"Non-feminist" employee loses tribunal for discrimination

A Environmental Agency employee who described himself as a “non feminist” has lost his tribunal claim for discrimination, victimisation and unfair dismissal.

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New recommendations to increase support for older workers

New research from the Fabian Society has outlined 20 recommendations to address pre-retirement poverty.

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IR35 case worth £243,324 reconsidered five years after decision

An IR35 case liable to £243,324 in tax repayments is being reconsidered, five years after a tribunal concluded that the contract belonged outside IR35.

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"Employment law isn’t working for anyone": HR responds

The employment tribunal process encourages opportunists while doing nothing to tackle workplace abuse, radio presenter Libby Purves wrote in The Times last week (14 April). 

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Gender-critical teacher loses unfair dismissal claim in pronouns tribunal

A teacher has lost his employment tribunal claim that he was unfairly dismissed from New College Swindon for refusing to call a student by their preferred pronouns.

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Should the UK introduce a digital nomad visa?

Italy's digital nomad visa opened to applicants last week.

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