Employment law

UK Long COVID sufferers top two million

As cases of Long COVID escalate, so have the questions around how employers should respond and where their reasonabilities start and end.

Sick leave: The skive’s the limit?

Sick leave has been a sensitive issue for many years but a recent employment tribunal case reflected the risks that adopting a pre-judged approach can take.

Legal-ease: What HR needs to know about returning from furlough

HR magazine speaks to Simon Kerr-Davis, employment counsel at Linklaters about the legal implications of workers returning from furlough in part three of this month's cover story.

Labour manifesto: What HR needs to know

With just three weeks to go until the UK heads to the polls, here's the latest employment and HR-related policies from Labour

One in 20 receive no paid holiday entitlement

Around one in 20 workers report not receiving any holiday entitlement, while around one in 10 do not receive a payslip, according to research from the Resolution Foundation

Bill introduced to make all jobs flexible by default

Advertising all roles as flexible could help close the gender pay gap, assist parents to share childcare, and better support older workers say experts

British Airways faces record data breach fine: HR experts react

HR must have a robust plan for cyber attacks, according to experts commenting following the news that British Airways (BA) is facing a record fine over a data breach

Sex discrimination claims soar

More women have come forward since the #MeToo movement, which has encouraged more to report their experiences

Supreme Court competition clause decision: Experts react

Employers looking to prevent employees going to competitors might welcome this ruling but restrictions must still be carefully defined

Employers must take more responsibility for sexual harassment

?A campaign is calling for a new law to make employers responsible for preventing sexual harassment at work

Record working hours EU court tells employers

As the EU court rules that employers must keep track of working hours, experts raise issues over tracking commuting time and work done from home

Hancock's NHS NDA ban announcement "strange"

Gagging orders on NHS whistleblowers are to be banned, health and social care secretary Matt Hancock announced yesterday