Employment law

TUC calls for umbrella company ban

Umbrella companies used to employ agency workers are abusing workers’ rights and risking fraud, according to the Trades Union Congress (TUC).

News

Supreme Court dismisses Royal Mail discrimination case

A Royal Mail postman who applied, and was turned down, for several managerial and technical roles within the company accused his employer of racial discrimination.

Men’s role in interrupting sexism at work

Many of us have experienced or witnessed sexism in the workplace, and may have experienced the deflecting, the eye rolls, the silence in response. Research shows men calling out sexist behaviour may...

Government launches National Disability Strategy

Today (28 July) the UK government launched its National Disability Strategy which aims to bridge the gap in education, skills and employment for disabled people.

It’s time we stopped telling women what to wear to work

Telling women what they can wear is once again making headlines. This authoritarian, ‘big brother knows best’ approach is a regression and an attack of individual identity and freedom.

Could women's golf lessons be a hole-in-one for equality?

Last week The Times reported that senior women at professional services firm EY feared being excluded at work as a lot of the professional networking between male colleagues happens on the golf...

Government cracks down on sexual harassment in the workplace

The UK government has outlined new intentions to help stamp out sexual harassment in the workplace.

How can HR become more data-driven?

HR and people leaders have had to be adaptable, flexible and resilient in the face of some of the most extreme challenges in living memory.

Insights

The silent struggle of carers

The UK has an estimated seven million registered carers - that’s a staggering one in 10 people. That number is only set to grow too, and over the next 30 years, it’s anticipated the total will have...

Comment

Working mums lack sufficient childcare for school summer holidays

Nearly two-thirds (63%) of working mums with primary school age children do not have sufficient childcare for the six-week school summer holidays, according to the TUC.

Employment tribunals at breaking point

Employment tribunals are functioning at a snail’s pace, according to a survey from the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA), threatening access to justice for both workers and employers.

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...

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