Employment law

Sexual harassment still rife in UK workplaces

?Institutional sexism, patterns of abuse and an imbalance of power are still rife in the UK’s workplaces leaving women at risk, according to a damning new report from charity Rights of Women.

What HR can learn from the exam debacle and using data blindly

Few of us can feel anything other than shock at the dreadful inequities caused by the methods used to moderate this year’s exam results. How could a seemingly fair and objective process get things so...

Employers urged to back gift cards as campaign launched

The government has been called on to increase the tax-free employer gifting allowance in a bid to boost the high street.

UK CEOs leading the way on employee wellbeing

UK CEOs are leading the way in recognising the toll the coronavirus pandemic is having on their employees, new research from PwC has found.

How HR can support employees diagnosed with cancer

?HR must make sure it has clear sickness absence policies in place to help employees diagnosed with cancer.

Handling conflict mediations triggered by COVID-19

The UK workforce has faced the most difficult conditions in living memory over the past four months, so it’s hardly surprising that so many employees have been traumatised by their COVID-19...

Inflexible work forcing fathers to take sick days for childcare

One in five fathers have faked illness at work to manage childcare duties, according to meeting provider PowWowNow.

The return to work: managing the fallout from furlough

Owing to the pandemic, an estimated 7.5 million UK jobs were put on furlough between 20 April and 10 May 2020. With that figure coming close to almost a quarter of the British population, the...

Businesses and ministers need more than redundancy pay law to protect employees

The UK government has brought in a new law to ensure employees under the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme (CJRS) are given statutory redundancy pay based on their normal wage.

Increasing employment for young offenders

?On 9 July 2020, the government announced that it intends to amend the legislation concerning the disclosure of certain types of criminal records.

Gender pay gap reporting and trans people

As COVID-19 challenges develop and, hopefully, subside, the enforcement of the pay gap reporting deadline for employers with at least 250 employees in Great Britain will continue from 6 April 2021.

Clear face mask backing needed to support UK's deaf community

?Not for profit Business Disability Forum has called on government to recommend the use of clear face coverings and help the 12 million people in the UK who are deaf or living with hearing loss.

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