Employment law

D&I clinic: How can HR encourage disclosure of protected characteristics?

Our resident D&I expert Huma Qazi advises HR on how to encourage candidate to disclose protected characteristics and how to avoid dividing the workforce through remote work.

Are performative allies blocking your progress towards race equity?

Following the murder of George Floyd and Black Lives Matter protests, many individuals and organisations have stepped up their efforts to become an ally against racism.

Furloughed workers not seeking new roles

Although the furlough scheme is set to be phased out by the end of September, only 11% of workers still on furlough are urgently searching for a new job according to research from job site Indeed.

The UK needs a legal definition of self-employment

In the UK, there is no statutory definition of self-employment set out in legislation, whereas the other two tiers of employment status, employee and worker, are defined under the Employment Rights...

Working fathers experience momentum for real change

There have been passionate father campaigners for decades, and there have been high profile trailblazers, though only a few followed their lead. But it seems that now there is finally a critical mass...

Pret a Manger staff strike over pandemic pay cuts made permanent

Sandwich chain Pret a Manger has announced its temporary pandemic pay cuts will be made permanent, with staff now preparing to strike.

Should romantic relationships be allowed at work? Part two

In June, health secretary Matt Hancock resigned over an affair with his aide, Gina Coladangelo, admitting he broke the social distancing rules he had set out for the rest of the country.

Hot topic: should romantic relationships be allowed at work?

In June, health secretary Matt Hancock resigned over an affair with his aide, Gina Coladangelo, admitting he broke the social distancing rules he had set out for the rest of the country.

What do employers need to prove in defending discrimination claims?

A legal case involving Royal Mail last month serves as a reminder to be aware at all times of how discrimination claims work in practice.

Thousands could lose their job after furlough scheme changes

The changes to the furlough scheme are having a a huge impact on already struggling UK businesses.

No jab, no job policies are a threat to employers, warns Equality and Human Rights Commission

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has warned employers against using 'no jab, no job' policies.

Brand vs culture – Does it matter?

Imagine this: a market leading organisation, admired by customers, lauded by industry experts, loved by shareholders. Sounds perfect doesn’t it? Yet on the flipside, employees in the same organisation...

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