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Employment tribunal | “Sham” investigation dismissed auction house director, tribunal rules

An auction house director was subject to a “sham” investigation that resulted in him being unfairly and wrongfully dismissed, a tribunal has ruled.

Organisational reputation | Media attention fears stopped 2013 Post Office Horizon investigation

Paula Vennells, former Post Office CEO, decided against conducting a review into the Horizon IT scandal in 2013, fearing that it would make front-page news, the inquiry heard last Thursday (23 May).

S3E5 | New episode: Kerry Smith joins the HR Most Influential Podcast

The latest episode of the HR Most Influential Podcast features an interview with Kerry Smith, chief people officer for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and five-time HR Most Influential practitioner...

Diversity and inclusion | Limited progress on racial inclusion targets

Limited progress has been made on race-related diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) targets, according to analysis conducted by DEI comparison website Windō, in the run-up to the four-year...

Organisational values | How to manage political debate at work

How can HR manage opposing political opinions at work? As a UK general election is now due on 4 July 2024, we asked two commentators for advice.

Workers' rights | Employees work 19 million days unpaid overtime a month

Over half (54%) of UK employees work between four and 30 hours overtime each month, according to research published today by workforce management solutions provider Protime UK. The extra hours equate...

Technology | AI boom drives demand for training

Over six in 10 (61%) employees reported that they want generative AI training, as technology company Nvidia reported an explosion in corporate appetite for artificial intelligence (22 May).

Social mobility | Job ad for “underclass” applicants deemed “disturbing”

Commentators have criticised a job advert that invited applicants from “working-class, benefit class, criminal class and/or underclass” backgrounds.

Employment law | "Sex realist" unfairly dismissed from rape crisis centre, tribunal rules

A rape crisis centre employee was unfairly dismissed and discriminated against on the grounds of her "sex realist" beliefs, a tribunal ruled.

Diversity and inclusion | Share scheme gender inequality doubles

The gender disparity in access to share schemes has doubled since last year, analysis by share scheme and equity management platform Vestd has found.

Compliance | Reports to pension regulator increase

Reports to The Pensions Regulator (TPR) by employees concerned about auto-enrolment (AE) in their workplace pension scheme have risen, The Sun reported on 19 May.

Wellbeing | Working parents concerned over children’s mental health

Nearly half (46%) of working parents reported that they were concerned about their children’s mental health while 29% named it a top concern, a report by Deloitte has found.