Employment law

Love at work: what work wives and husbands mean for business

Being close with colleagues is a huge strength for teams, but when it comes to ‘work wives’ or ‘work husbands,’ is there such thing as too much love at work?

How do we normalise standing up against racism and bias at work?

The allegations of racism made by Azeem Rafiq against current and former members of Yorkshire County Cricket Club are deeply troubling. Likewise, so are the anti-Semitic tweets posted by Rafiq 10...

Non-disclosure agreements could be allowing discrimination to thrive

Gagging orders were in the news again this week with Channel 4 being asked by MP and former culture secretary Maria Miller to explain its alleged use of non-disclosure agreements against female...

Low-income workers relying on Universal Credit rise to 1.3 million

The number of workers on Universal Credit (UC) has increased by 1.3 million since the eve of the COVID-19 pandemic, a rise of 130%.

Investigations into cultural practices: when should HR bring in outside help?

Proper external investigative practice requires impartiality, significant resources, and a detailed understanding of the organisation’s culture, experts have warned.

Why identity politics and safe spaces are being dangerously misused

In September 2020, the smartly named #BAMEOver Live debate took place which set out to answer the question, ‘What do we want to be called?’ Afterwards the organisers surveyed more than 1,000 more...

Employment tribunal rules on side of care home against unvaccinated employee

The Employment Tribunal (ET) has found that in the case of Allette (A) v Scarsdale Grange Nursing Home, the dismissal of a care home employee for refusing to be vaccinated against COVID-19 in January...

New rights for parents and carers are on the horizon in 2022

Over the last two years, the pandemic has brought radical change to the workplace. Despite its many drawbacks, there’s no denying that for many employees the move to hybrid working has brought greater...

Does working from home create a higher risk of fraud?

Fraud in mid-sized UK businesses rose by over 20% in 2021. Working from home has been blamed for the rise, but accidental fraud could also be part of the cause.

Diversity more important than pay, say advertising graduates

A poll of 100 newly qualified young people hoping to work in the ad-industry has revealed the significant extent to which working for diverse employers now trumps pay.

Dismantling the organisational impact of white supremacy

It is easy to march for the marginalised. But to stand against a system of supremacy takes grit, authenticity and power. White supremacy serves the leaders at the top of the corporate hierarchy –...

Why data holds the key for improving gender equality in the supply chain

Women are an integral part of global supply chains, making up nearly half (43%) of the workforce. However, women continue to face discrimination in the workplace, which can affect everything from pay...

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