January absence triples twice in past two years

Absences tripled year on year from January 2021 to January 2022 and again to January 2023, according to data from HR software BrightHR.

Tribunal claims returning to pre-pandemic levels

Tribunal claims are returning to pre-pandemic levels, with single claims received and disposed of decreasing by 1% and 3% respectively between July and September.

British Airways pilot loses anti-mask tribunal

A British Airways pilot who argued that his stance against wearing a mask during the Covid-19 outbreak was the equivalent to a religious belief has lost his claims for harassment and discrimination.

Work is getting more intense, say over half of employees

Over half of workers (55%) feel work is getting more intense and demanding, according to a study from the Trades Union Congress (TUC).

How is HR supporting pandemic graduates in the workplace?

Young people who grew up and studied during the pandemic may require more support with confidence, communication and concentration according to experts.

Covid-19 Inquiry must examine “broken” sick pay system, says TUC

The UK’s ongoing Covid-19 Inquiry must examine how inadequate sick pay "sabotaged” the country’s public health effort during the pandemic, according to the Trades Union Congress (TUC).

Office workers more stressed about appearance than job loss

Almost a third (30%) of UK office workers are experiencing stress over their personal appearance, according to a new survey from business technology firm The Adaptavist Group.

Carer made redundant instead of furloughed was unfairly dismissed

A tribunal has found that a carer was unfairly dismissed during the pandemic as her employer failed to consider furlough instead of redundancy.

Are we returning to pre-pandemic ways of working?

A new report claims the increase of workplace stress is due to shifting back to pre-pandemic ways of working.

12 months of 2022: April

As we reach the end of the year, our 12 Days of Christmas countdown revisits each month's most notable happenings.

12 months of 2022: January

As we reach the end of the year, our 12 Days of Christmas countdown revisits each month's most notable happenings

Long Covid adversely affecting older workers

Cases of self-reported long Covid are increasing economic inactivity among older workers, according to latest figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS).