Employment law

Living with Covid and the end of isolation: employers risk excluding vulnerable

As all remaining Covid restrictions will be lifted in England from Thursday 24 February, how will employers keep vulnerable staff safe?

Shared parental leave inequalities lead to unpopularity in UK

Twitter’s new CEO, Parag Agrawal, has been celebrated for taking up shared parental leave after the birth of his second child.

Discrimination first aid: an effective tool at HR’s disposal?

A new discrimination first aid course has been launched to give employees the skills to face up to discrimination in the workplace. But will it become a standard in UK workplaces?

Introducing six-week miscarriage leave

Rather than rely on standard sick leave, buy-to-let mortgage lender Landbay has introduced a policy entitling those who have suffered a miscarriage to up to six weeks of paid annual leave.

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...

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