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Workers received a “real-terms” pay rise in last quarter, says XpertHR

25 Aug 2016

Employees received a slight “real-terms” increase in pay in the three months to August 2016, according to findings from pay...

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Deaf workers: one in four has quit a job because of discrimination

25 Aug 2016

One in four workers with hearing loss has been forced to quit a job because of discrimination, according to a...

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Managing liver disease in the workplace

23 Aug 2016

Liver disease, with its link to alcohol, is a growing problem in the workplace. Nic Paton looks at the role...

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Mental health risk: employers and insurers need a joined-up approach

23 Aug 2016

Employers should address rising stress and mental health risk through collaboration between internal departments and insurance providers. A dedicated employee...

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Dismissal of paraplegic employee angry over lack of wheelchair access

23 Aug 2016

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that it could be discrimination arising from disability to dismiss a disabled employee who...

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Modern slavery reports “on the rise” as Theresa May announces new taskforce

23 Aug 2016

A fivefold rise in the number of modern slavery reports shows that efforts to highlight the issue are working, according...

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Workplace maternity discrimination: 10 common scenarios in tribunals

23 Aug 2016

The Citizens Advice Bureau reports that it has seen a 58% increase in the number of maternity leave queries in...

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Employees happier in a multi-generational workplace, says McDonald’s

23 Aug 2016

Research by McDonald’s in the UK has revealed that people working in a multi-generational environment tend to be 10% happier....

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Male managers more likely to be promoted than women

23 Aug 2016

Women continue to receive fewer promotions and earn less than men, according to the latest National Management Survey from XpertHR...

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Restrictive covenant breach: £30,000 and injunction for employer

22 Aug 2016

In DLA Piper’s latest case report, the High Court awarded damages of £30,000 and gave an injunction to a company...

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Withdrawal of job offer made by agency costs employer £3,000

21 Aug 2016

An employment tribunal has ordered an employer to pay breach of contract damages after it withdrew a job offer made...

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Dealing with commuter disruption caused by strikes

19 Aug 2016

Strike action across the rail networks has made it a struggle to get to work for many this summer. What...

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Ethnic minorities under-represented in leadership, EHRC finds

19 Aug 2016

Black workers are more than twice as likely to be in insecure forms of employment and ethnic minorities are under-represented...

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Bank holidays: five things employers need to know

19 Aug 2016

Most of the the UK has eight permanent bank holidays per year: New Year’s Day, Good Friday, Easter Monday, May...

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Public-sector gender pay gap reporting confirmed

19 Aug 2016

The timetable for gender pay gap reporting in the public sector has been confirmed, with the Government largely intending to...

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