Employment law

Parental support must extend past parental leave

For working parents, coronavirus has meant taking on the role of teacher while schools were shut, while also having to adapt to remote working themselves. They were essentially left with two full-time...

Call for further education for furloughed workers

Furloughed workers who lose their jobs are less likely to have higher-level qualifications than the general population, impacting their search for new job opportunities.

Bringing young people back to work

It’s no secret that the coronavirus pandemic has had a negative impact on the jobs market, but it is young people aged 16-24 that have suffered the most.

Greater understanding of neurodivergent employees needed

Half of employers would not employ a neurodivergent person as they would be ‘uncomfortable’ employing or line managing someone with a neurological difference.

How to support employee mental health as they return back to work

As the furlough scheme draws to a close and businesses look to start bringing employees back into the workplace, organisations need to think carefully about how they will prepare for the possibility...

BAME workers have been under-protected during the pandemic

BAME workers in the UK have been ‘overexposed, under-protected, stigmatised and overlooked’ during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The effect of COVID-19 on hidden disabilities

?The Health Foundation has discovered that more than two thirds of adults in the UK report feeling worried about the effects of the pandemic upon their lives.

Mandatory gender pay gap reporting needs extending, say MPs

A group of MPs have called for mandatory gender pay gap reporting to be widened to include businesses with 100 employees or more.

Can there ever be a happy marriage between HR teams and their employment law advisors?

Pete Byrne, founder and CEO of employment law firm and ER technology business ESPHR, delves into the traditional relationship between HR departments and employment law teams – and what the missing...

Coronavirus redundancies create 22 days overtime for HR teams

HR professionals will be working on average 22 days of overtime due to the workload of processing redundancies over the winter.

Thinking that time is scarce can influence how you evaluate information

Anne-Sophie Chaxel, associate professor of marketing at HEC Paris, explains how the influence of a limited time perspective on hiring and promotion decision-makers can have a very detrimental effect...

The social dilemma: can employers police social media use?

Following recent focus on the BBC's new stance on presenters' use of social media, David Lorimer and Abigail Cannon of Fieldfisher delve into whether employers can police the social media content of...

Employment law