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"Banter" slurs against salespeople was racial harassment, tribunal rules

Sales advisers were racially harassed, a tribunal has ruled, after a manager used racial slurs against them and another manager excused the behaviour as "banter".

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Quarter of employees experience suicidal and self harming thoughts

A quarter (25%) of employees had thoughts of suicide or self harm in the last two weeks, a survey by wellbeing technology provider, Wysa, revealed today. The proportion expanded to one in three (36%)...

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Employees unsure of how to use sustainability strategy

Nearly all employees (93%) reported that they lack the confidence to apply their organisation’s sustainability strategy in their day-to-day work, a survey by sustainability training provider AimHi...

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SNP manifesto: What HR needs to know

The Scottish National Party (SNP) released its manifesto yesterday (19 June 2024) ahead of the UK general election on 4 July. The SNP manifesto highlights workers’ rights, tax and immigration.

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Office sex witness was unfairly dismissed, tribunal finds

A medic at Bromley ambulance station who reported that she had walked in on one of her female colleagues performing a sex act on a male manager was unfairly dismissed, a tribunal has ruled.

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Bereavement and baby loss: How HR can support

Less than half (44%) of people who experienced pregnancy or baby loss felt confident talking to a work colleague about their loss, research by Sands, a charity that supports people experiencing...

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Drivers sue Amazon and subcontractor for wage deductions

A group of drivers have brought legal action against Amazon and one of its subcontractors, a logistics firm called One Motion. The drivers claim that they have not been paid in full for work they were...

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Blind baker wins discrimination tribunal

Bosses at a bakery in Wrexham did not do enough to make reasonable adjustments for a man registered as blind before dismissing him during his probation period, a tribunal ruled.

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Reform UK’s manifesto: What HR needs to know 

The Reform UK party has released its manifesto – which it calls a "contract" – ahead of the general election. It focuses on immigration, tax, employment rights, DEI and small-to-medium enterprises...

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Insecure work reaches all-time high

The number of people in insecure work in the UK has reached an all-time high of 4.1 million, or one in eight people, analysis by the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has revealed (14 June). 

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Workplaces unprepared for cardiac arrest, study shows

Over four in 10 (44%) workplaces have a defibrillator installed, research by healthcare providers Direct365 found, but more than half (53%) of employees surveyed said they had never received training...

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CIPD Festival of Work 2024: Day two round-up

The final day of this year’s CIPD Festival of Work took place at London’s Excel centre yesterday (13 June). Here are our highlights.

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