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Tribunal | Gender-critical teacher loses unfair dismissal claim in pronouns tribunal

A teacher has lost his employment tribunal claim that he was unfairly dismissed from New College Swindon for refusing to call a student by their preferred pronouns.

Remote work | Should the UK introduce a digital nomad visa?

Italy's digital nomad visa opened to applicants last week.

Employment law | Sexual harassment legislation: How can HR get ahead?

A new act is set to strengthen employers’ obligation to prevent sexual harassment of employees in the workplace.

Employee engagement | Commitment to sustainability boosts employee engagement

Companies in which employees felt a genuine commitment to sustainability had a 16% higher employee engagement rate than those where employees felt the commitment was absent, a survey by employee...

Recruitment | A third of businesses short-staffed due to sickness

A third (34%) of UK businesses reported being short-staffed at least once a week, a survey commissioned by temporary work platform Indeed Flex has revealed.

Diversity and inclusion | New disability guidance for managers

The government has jointly published its updated Disability Confident guide, to help managers support disabled people at work.

Employment tribunal | Male teaching assistant wins sexual harassment tribunal after 'Speedos' comment

A female headteacher sexually harassed a male teaching assistant by repeatedly commenting on his “fit” body, an employment tribunal ruled.

Compliance | Sky Sports pundit fined £210,000 over IR35 battle

Former footballer and Sky Sports pundit Neil McCann lost his IR35 case appeal against HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), which has left him facing a tax bill of £210,000.

Exclusive | Minister Hollinrake: changes to employment law April 2024

Speaking exclusively to HR magazine, Kevin Hollinrake MP, minister of state for business and trade, shared insight into the changes to employment law that came into force on 6 April 2024.

Flexible working | Acas releases code of practice on flexible working requests

After changes to flexible working rules were implemented on 6 April, Acas has released a code of practice on how to handle flexible working requests.

Job market | Recruitment declines while labour supply jumps

Recruitment continued to decline in March, a survey of 400 recruitment and employment consultancies by KPMG and the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) showed today.

Legislation | IR35 offset ignites confidence to hire contractors, says HR

Changes to off-payroll regulations (IR35) will come into effect on 6 April 2024, amending the legislation that required employers to take responsibility for the tax status of freelancers and...