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Organisational values | Just Stop Oil protests “impaired” doctor’s ability to practise

Doctor Sarah Benn had an “impaired” ability to practise after she took part in a number of Just Stop Oil protests, a medical tribunal found. 

Employee relations | Punishing strikers violates human rights, Supreme Court rules

Punishing employees who have taken part in strike action goes against the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), a Supreme Court judgement ruled this week (16 April).

Wellbeing | Progression stunted by lack of women's health support

One in four women feel that their career progression has been halted by a lack of support for women’s health at work, a survey has revealed.

Employment tribunal | "Non-feminist" employee loses tribunal for discrimination

A Environmental Agency employee who described himself as a “non feminist” has lost his tribunal claim for discrimination, victimisation and unfair dismissal.

Employee experience | New recommendations to increase support for older workers

New research from the Fabian Society has outlined 20 recommendations to address pre-retirement poverty.

Tax | IR35 case worth £243,324 reconsidered five years after decision

An IR35 case liable to £243,324 in tax repayments is being reconsidered, five years after a tribunal concluded that the contract belonged outside IR35.

Employment law | "Employment law isn’t working for anyone": HR responds

The employment tribunal process encourages opportunists while doing nothing to tackle workplace abuse, radio presenter Libby Purves wrote in The Times last week (14 April). 

Jobs market | ‘Iceberg’ labour market continues to cool

The latest labour market figures show unemployment on the rise and vacancies continuing to drop, but lower inflation has seen real-terms pay growth increase.

Working parents | Thorntons amps up family-friendly policies

Law firm Thorntons has introduced new family-friendly policies, including trebling paid maternity leave and upping paternity leave to 12 weeks.

Labour market | Uptick in temporary hires suggests "cautious optimism"

Temporary staff hires are up 69% in 2024, according to data from hiring platform Totaljobs.

Young workers | How can HR support younger workers?

As the UK government considers a proposal that could impact younger workers, we asked HR professionals what employers can do to support young people at work.

Podcast | 'Don't Let DEI Die' with Woosh Raza

People, culture and inclusion director for the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) Woosh Raza joined the HR Most Influential podcast to discuss how HR can protect the important mission...