Oxford University’s retirement age not discriminatory, tribunal finds

A former Oxford University academic who was forced to retire at 67 has lost his claim for unfair dismissal and...

Culture shift needed to tackle discrimination against visibly-different staff

A significant culture shift, driven by leadership teams, is needed to tackle...

A third of BAME employees asked to westernise their name

Almost one in three ethnic minority employees have been asked to adopt a ‘Western’ work name by a manager –...

IR35: HMRC’s defence of status tool is like ‘climate change denial’

Campaigners have accused HM Revenue & Customs of acting in a manner “akin to climate change denial” in its defence...

Academic staff suffer ‘epidemic’ of poor mental health

There is an “epidemic” of poor mental health among higher education staff, according to Freedom of Information requests gathered from...

Employees keen to get to grips with future of work

Companies need to do more to prepare employees for the future of work – but employees have a “keen sense...

Pay awards overtaken by inflation

The recent jump in the retail prices index (RPI) to 3% means that pay awards are falling slightly behind inflation,...

Court of Appeal to hear unlawful inducements case

An employer that was found to have breached trade union regulations by directly approaching workers with a pay deal and...

RMT union secures two-year pay deal with Network Rail

The RMT Union has won an above-inflation pay deal with Network Rail and has written to the track and infrastructure...


Outsourced government workers strike over pay

Outsourced workers at two government departments are striking over low pay and changes to pay cycles which a union has...

British Steel collapse puts thousands of jobs at risk

British Steel is to go into administration, putting some 5,000 UK jobs at risk and endangering 20,000 roles in its...

MPs urge radical improvements in apprenticeships

MPs have strongly criticised the government’s apprenticeship programme, in particular its focus on higher level placements and failure to meet the needs of smaller employers.

Recruitment: how overconfidence can suppress social mobility

Confidence may be a welcome attribute in a job applicant but overconfidence, suggests new research, can drive inequalities, stifle social...

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