Employment law

12 months of 2021: February

In the second month of 2021, things became no calmer for the HR world, as the post-Christmas COVID spike continued. Our 12 Days of Christmas countdown reviews what made the headlines in 2021.

Disability inclusion must run through the whole employee lifecycle 

The latest UK Disability Survey (June 2021) found that only a half of persons with a disability felt that their employer was flexible and made reasonable adjustments, and only a quarter felt that they...

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12 months of 2021: January

It was another year of turbulence for people professionals. Our 12 Days of Christmas countdown reviews what made the headlines in 2021.

In what circumstances should a worker’s right to paid holiday be pro-rated?

The Supreme Court is considering in what circumstances a worker’s right to paid holiday should be pro-rated. In Harpur Trust vs Brazel, a music teacher engaged to work during term time only (a...

Recent developments in employment law

Staying on top of all relevant case law and consultations pertaining to the field of HR can be difficult. Here David Ashmore and Alison Heaton provide a rundown of the most recent developments.

Getting the support you need when coming out as non-binary at work

Many of us went through a journey of self-discovery during the pandemic, and for me it was no different. It took the months of introspection brought on by lockdown to reach a place where I realised I...

Older workers hide age to beat bias

New research reveals the lengths older workers are going to in order to find work, with nearly half admitting they have had to lie about their age. But even if they are hired, they still don’t get the...

Diversity and inclusion policies lack data on return on investment

Having a diversity and inclusion policy is the least effective D&I initiative when it comes to providing any information about return on investment (ROI).

Are we missing opportunities to support empty-nesters?

With universities at long last offering in-person learning once again, and record university applications following two disrupted years, more Brits than ever have become empty-nesters.

Pay gap reporting is failing women as pay gap widens

Today is Equal Pay Day, the date calculated by the Fawcett Society that marks the point in the year where women (on average), stop earning relative to men because of the gender pay gap.

Gender pay gaps discourage teenagers from taking jobs

Ahead of this Thursday’s Equal Pay Day (after which the gender pay gap effectively means women work the rest of the year unpaid), a poll by job site, Indeed, reveals nearly half (48%) of teenage girls...

Real Living Wage rise: what HR needs to know

The Real Living Wage (RLW), a voluntary salary level independently calculated based on the real cost of living, has today been substantially increased, bringing a much-needed wage boost to hundreds of...

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