Employment law

D&I clinic: How to make recruitment processes more inclusive for neurodivergent workers

Our resident D&I expert Huma Qazi advises HR on recruitment and neurodiversity.

HR warned to prepare for summer of strikes

The rise in strikes across the UK, including planned actions from Royal Mail, British Airways, NHS doctors, barristers and teachers, means HR must be prepared to handle employee relations calmly and...

GMB v Bolt: Is the gig finally up?

This month, trade union GMB has pledged to launch legal action against app-based taxi company Bolt regarding the status of its workers.

Long covid recognised as disability in landmark tribunal

An employee with long Covid has won an employment tribunal for unfair dismissal, becoming the first person to successfully claim that the condition should be classed as a disability.

Revenge porn: how employers can support victims

During lockdown in April 2020, nearly double the number of people reached out for support for the sharing of revenge porn compared to April 2019.

How HR can ensure Muslim inclusivity with Sharia-compliant pensions

Businesses must take more action to ensure they provide Sharia-compliant pension schemes for their Muslim employees.

Summer heat: Don’t make us the dress code police, says HR

With temperatures expected to reach 34°C later today (17 June), HR practitioners have insisted it is not their job to police their organisations' dress codes.

When the workplace needs love contracts

The return to the office has brought attention back to love contracts as employers brace for the next wave of workplace love affairs.

Rail strike could be combatted with agency workers following legal change

Government is considering using agency workers to replace striking staff during one of the largest rail strikes in history, set to take place next week.

Adoption and surrogacy – What HR needs to know

Adoption and surrogacy rates in the UK are on the rise – in the year ending March 2020, there were 3,440 adoptions and 413 parental orders following a surrogacy arrangement.

TikTok boss slammed for criticising maternity leave

News that a senior TikTok boss has reportedly told London staff he doesn't think companies should offer paid maternity leave has been universally condemned as out of touch and even “dangerous.”

Islamophobia affecting majority of Muslims at work

An overwhelming majority of Muslim employees in the UK are suffering religious abuse at work.

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