Employment law

No jab no job adverts double in September

The number of job adverts requiring applicants to be vaccinated spiked by 116% between August and September this year.

Improve workplace culture to tackle sexual harassment, finds report

Sexual harassment is more effectively tackled when treated as a symptom of workplace culture, rather than as an issue of individual behaviour.

Part-time work tops coronavirus tribunal complaints

Complaints relating to part-time working regulations have risen by 767% since the pandemic, topping the list of tribunal causes that have seen the steepest increase over the past 18 months.

Europe leads global average for female board representation

Over a third (34%) of European companies have a woman on the board, making it the world’s leading continent for gender representation in 2021.

Everything you need to know about redundancy and the end of furlough

The clock on the government's furlough scheme is ticking. The scheme, which has been a crucial lifeline to thousands of businesses up and down the country during the pandemic, is now entering its...

Attitudes to inequality divide the workforce

New research shows that while the majority of people (80%) say they are concerned about inequality, few agree on what, if anything, should be done about it.

A working parent’s lessons learned from COVID-19

At the onset of the pandemic, working parents were forced to completely readjust. Almost overnight, what had been considered 'home' evolved to encompass both 'office' and 'classroom'. 

Pay gap reporting isn’t perfect, but greater transparency is necessary

While COVID-19 has undoubtedly accelerated new ways of working, the Black Lives Matter movement has – rightly so – created an unprecedented urgency for more genuinely diverse and inclusive workplaces...

Immigration rules must change to ease worker crisis

The UK points-based immigration system, effective from 1 January this year, must change to ease worker crisis, a new report urges.

Hybrid working not a panacea for inclusivity

A report out this week suggests that the adoption of hybrid working models would allow nearly 4 million people otherwise unable to work to join the UK workforce.

What a new UK GDPR law might look like

Rishi Sunak’s recent comments during the launch event for Treasury Connect have been used in the media to suggest that the UK is going to abandon GDPR entirely, and that there will be no alternative....

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The impact of cognitive ‘propaganda’ on minority ethnic workers

Last month, The Ivy Asia issued a formal apology after its ‘culturally insensitive’ and ‘totally inappropriate’ ad campaign sparked outrage from critics and members of the public.

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