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Employment law | Calling pregnant employee ‘emotional’ was discrimination, tribunal rules

Describing a pregnant employee 'emotional and tearful' is pregnancy discrimination, an employment tribunal ruled.

Workers rights | Record high numbers of young people are on zero-hours contracts

The number of young workers on zero-hours contracts has reached a new record high, according to a study from The Work Foundation thinktank.

Budget | Spring Budget 2024: what HR wants

Ahead of the Spring Budget on 6 March, HR hopes that chancellor Jeremy Hunt will make changes to skills training, IR35, childcare and the regulation of umbrella companies.

Workers' rights | Offer menopause support or risk discrimination claims, says new guidance

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has issued new guidance on menopause for employers.

Workers rights | Wales must enforce labour rights, says TUC

A study published by the Trades Union Congress found 58% of Welsh workers think workers need better protection from unfair exploitation.

Women are most likely to be underemployed, research finds

Women are among the groups of UK workers who are most likely to be affected by underemployment, according to research from the Underemployment Project, a sociological investigation of underemployment.

Christmas | Who should get annual leave over Christmas?

As many workers would like to take annual leave around the festive period, HR can get caught in the middle. But are workers legally entitled to time off and should they be paid extra if they do work?

Christmas | 12 months of 2023: February

As the year ends, our 12 days of Christmas countdown rounds up the biggest news in each month.

Workers' rights | Workers unaware of zero-hours contracts rights

Research found 61% of workers are unaware of the rights of people on zero-hours contracts, according to workplace arbitration body Acas.

Gig economy | Deliveroo riders are not employees, Supreme Court rules

Riders hired by Deliveroo do not have an employment relationship with the food delivery giant and cannot be represented by a trade union, the Supreme Court has ruled.

Compliance | New guidance calls for fairer workplace monitoring

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has released new guidance on workplace monitoring after research found 70% would find it intrusive to be monitored by an employer.

Career breaks | How should employers support parents with a seriously ill child?

A petition has been started for a statutory requirement for employers to offer career breaks for parents with a seriously ill child, but some have questioned the practicality of such a policy.