Employment law

BAME leadership: sensitising leaders early on

One of the major problems in tackling racial diversity lies in a lack of awareness about BAME leadership among students who are future HR leaders.

BME employment has plummeted during pandemic

Black and minority ethnic (BME) workers have been hit much harder by job losses during the pandemic than white workers, according to new TUC analysis.

Companies risking lives by bending lockdown rules

No company that has breached COVID-19 safety laws has been reprimanded for doing so, according to an Observer study.

Employers failing to tackle age bias in recruitment

Employers are failing to identify and tackle age bias in recruitment processes despite not viewing ageism as a problem in their organisation.

Working parents lying over home-schooling

A lack of flexible working options has forced many employees to lie to their bosses during lockdown.

Brexit could jeopardise UK workers’ rights

The UK government’s alternative to EU labour market rules could be putting UK workers’ rights at risk.

Working parents hit by furlough refusals

Working mothers’ struggle between balancing home schooling and their job has increased stress levels and anxiety by 90% however, they are still being refused furlough by employers.

Coronavirus redundancies increase employment tribunals

The number of claims received by employment tribunals has jumped 27% in the last year to 42,392, according to employment law firm GQ Littler.

Morrisons is the first UK supermarket to pay minimum £10 an hour

From April Morrisons will become the first UK supermarket chain to pay its staff a minimum wage of £10 per hour, up from the £9.20 minimum for up to 96,000 workers across its stores.

To sponsor or not to sponsor – HR’s role as pseudo immigration officers

Many organisations in the UK are getting to grips with the fact that free movement officially ended at 11pm on 31 December 2020. The ramifications of this should not be underestimated.

Working parents’ employment rights during the school closure

As colleges, primary schools and secondary schools are to remain closed at least until February half term, what employment rights do working parents have to help them with the difficult and stressful...

Time to hit reset, not rewind: 2021 is an opportunity to re-establish diversity and inclusion priorities priorities

As the world turned its attention in 2020 to fighting off the pandemic some of society’s gaps were exposed.

Employment law