Employment law

How support groups can help new mums return to work

Support networks for new mums are in high demand following the pandemic, which is why freelance communications consultant Annie Abelman set up Mentor Mums in September 2020.

UK workers face confidence crisis returning to work

Almost two fifths (37%) of people returning to work after a year away experience a loss in confidence, creating more concerns for workplaces post-coronavirus and beyond.

Less than one in five see gender equality at work

Just 19% of UK employees think there is gender equality in their workplace, according to new research by technology giant Samsung.

Supporting employees through bereavement and grief

Unfortunately, the last 14 months have seen more people than usual facing their own grief or having to deal with the bereavement of others. What can an employer do to support employees in this...

Employers should take New Zealand’s lead by supporting employees after pregnancy loss

Supporting employees through life’s most momentous occasions – both the joyous and the sombre – signals to an organisation’s employees that their wellbeing and their ability to fully experience...

Why now is the time to support working dads

A year of homeworking and school closures has transformed fatherhood. Perceived barriers to remote and flexible working have been obliterated.

Employment fraud has increased throughout the pandemic

Employment certificate fraud rates have increased by nearly 30% throughout the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, compared with the same period of the previous year.

Why changes to interim relief could be a costly business for HR

The recent case of Steer v Stormsure has caused a stir in employment law and HR because it has potential to significantly expand the scope of interim relief applications to allow them in...

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Workplace training – getting it right

The recent case of 'Allay v Gehlen' in the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) shines the spotlight on workplace training. Training is done for various reasons –including because it is a legal...

Right to work checks have been left too late, according to employment trade body

The Association of Professional Staffing Companies (APSCo) has written to home secretary Priti Patel to highlight major concerns about the date set for the start of physical Right to Work checks.

Working Families 2021 Best Practice Award finalists announced

Work-life balance charity Working Families has announced the shortlist for its 2021 Best Practice Awards.

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Do digital co-workers bully and discriminate?

TUC research has concluded it’s more than likely - rather than a way of reducing discrimination and unconscious bias in the workplace, the use of ‘objective’ non-human artificial intelligence (AI) has...

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