Compliance

No jab, no job policies are a threat to employers, warns Equality and Human Rights Commission

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has warned employers against using 'no jab, no job' policies.

HR teams still developing post-pandemic workplace strategies

Though the UK is now gradually lifting lockdown restrictions and, in some areas, encouraging staff to return to the office, 70% of organisations are still developing a post-pandemic workplace...

Freedom day: How HR can handle the transition back to the workplace

Today (19 July) all lockdown restrictions in England have been lifted. With no social distancing and no more mandatory mask wearing, how can HR safely bring employees back to the workplace?

What to do about employees’ offensive social media posts

Following England’s disappointing Euro 2020 final defeat, social media has seen a torrent of racial abuse aimed at Marcus Rashford, Jadon Sancho and Bukayo Saka. This has been accompanied by a growing...

Amazon and Sky join employers supporting vaccine rollout

Amazon, Metro Bank, Sky and Three UK have joined a growing list of employers  encouraging their staff to get vaccinated in partnership with the UK government.

Lifting of lockdown restrictions leaves employers apprehensive

The easing of lockdown restrictions on 19 July in England has worried employers, as the change to face covering and social distancing rules could divide the UK workforce.

Backlash as BrewDog HR team responds to toxic work claims

BrewDog's people team has seemingly responded to Punks with Purpose's campaign alleging negative experiences of former employees, but the response has exacerbated the issues.

Mandatory care vaccinations come with rights risks

Coronavirus vaccinations are now mandatory for care home stuff in England and ministers are considering extending compulsory vaccination measure to all NHS staff.

Coronavirus has progressed companies' ethical thinking

The coronavirus pandemic has been the ultimate stress test for ethical culture within businesses, according to the annual LRN report.

Retail staff abused for implementing COVID-19 safety measures

A new study has found two thirds (64%) of shop workers are frightened to implement COVID-19 safety measures due to the threat of abuse from customers.

Coronavirus vaccinations causing conflict over employee privacy and safety

Over half (52%) of HR leaders have said they intend to track employees' coronavirus vaccinations according to a new report from Gartner.

Employers hindering chances to get coronavirus vaccine, TUC says

Less than half (45%) of UK companies are giving staff paid time off to get vaccinated against COVID-19, creating barriers to immunisation according to the Trades Union Congress (TUC).