Employment law

Does working from home create a higher risk of fraud?

Fraud in mid-sized UK businesses rose by over 20% in 2021. Working from home has been blamed for the rise, but accidental fraud could also be part of the cause.

Diversity more important than pay, say advertising graduates

A poll of 100 newly qualified young people hoping to work in the ad-industry has revealed the significant extent to which working for diverse employers now trumps pay.

Dismantling the organisational impact of white supremacy

It is easy to march for the marginalised. But to stand against a system of supremacy takes grit, authenticity and power. White supremacy serves the leaders at the top of the corporate hierarchy –...

Why data holds the key for improving gender equality in the supply chain

Women are an integral part of global supply chains, making up nearly half (43%) of the workforce. However, women continue to face discrimination in the workplace, which can affect everything from pay...

D&I clinic: Celebrating faith in an increasingly non-religious society

Q. How can you make people with faith still feel seen in the workplace in an increasingly non-religious society?

How HR can prevent staff from working extra hours

Employees in the UK, pre-pandemic, worked the equivalent of £35 billion in unpaid overtime. These figures have risen during the pandemic. According to global figures by the ADP Research Institute, one...

Flexible working tribunal claims rise sharply

The number of employment tribunal decisions relating to flexible working have leapt by 52% in the past year.

HR in 2022: taking stock of 2021

2022 will no doubt reprise many of the challenges of 2021, with tight talent markets and office plans upended again. The third year of the pandemic, however, will be more than a replay.

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Chell v Tarmac: Court of Appeal denies vicarious liability for prank gone wrong

The Court of Appeal yesterday (12 January) upheld the High Court’s decision that building materials company Tarmac was not liable for injuries suffered by a member of staff as a result of an employee...

How to ensure a speak-up culture

Despite the events of the last year and half, which saw seismic societal issues brought to the fore, there was a decline in internal incident reporting – and a continuing trend of fewer reports of...

Strikes return after pandemic reprieve

Recent high-profile industrial action, such as the Transport for London (TfL) Night Tube walk-out, have signalled the return of strike action after a general pause over the past two years as a result...

Glassdoor's UK top 50 employers revealed

The top 50 UK companies to work for were announced this morning, 12 January, as compiled by Glassdoor in its 2022 Employees' Choice Awards – with tech companies making up 19 of the 50 entries.

Employment law