Employment law

D&I clinic: Celebrating faith in an increasingly non-religious society

Q. How can you make people with faith still feel seen in the workplace in an increasingly non-religious society?

How HR can prevent staff from working extra hours

Employees in the UK, pre-pandemic, worked the equivalent of £35 billion in unpaid overtime. These figures have risen during the pandemic. According to global figures by the ADP Research Institute, one...

Flexible working tribunal claims rise sharply

The number of employment tribunal decisions relating to flexible working have leapt by 52% in the past year.

HR in 2022: taking stock of 2021

2022 will no doubt reprise many of the challenges of 2021, with tight talent markets and office plans upended again. The third year of the pandemic, however, will be more than a replay.

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Chell v Tarmac: Court of Appeal denies vicarious liability for prank gone wrong

The Court of Appeal yesterday (12 January) upheld the High Court’s decision that building materials company Tarmac was not liable for injuries suffered by a member of staff as a result of an employee...

How to ensure a speak-up culture

Despite the events of the last year and half, which saw seismic societal issues brought to the fore, there was a decline in internal incident reporting – and a continuing trend of fewer reports of...

Strikes return after pandemic reprieve

Recent high-profile industrial action, such as the Transport for London (TfL) Night Tube walk-out, have signalled the return of strike action after a general pause over the past two years as a result...

Glassdoor's UK top 50 employers revealed

The top 50 UK companies to work for were announced this morning, 12 January, as compiled by Glassdoor in its 2022 Employees' Choice Awards – with tech companies making up 19 of the 50 entries.

Petty or not – ignore grievances at your peril

Employers have an obligation to investigate genuine disclosures of information or whistleblowing complaints, and a failure to do so could lead to dissension and unwelcome interference.

Managing employee changes as a company scales

Fast-growth scale-ups – and tech companies in particular – can often face challenges to their HR strategy if they’re not properly prepared.

Are quotas really the answer for DE&I? 

In the last 20 years, I have had the opportunity to experience first-hand the people agenda in organisations ranging from family-owned businesses to global franchises, and FTSE-listed companies with...

Admirable gig-worker proposals by Brussels lack reality

Those of us who work in the employment status world breathe a collective sigh whenever it is suggested that the solution to the employment status problem is implementing an easy test that everyone can...

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