‘Unfair’ non-compete and exclusivity clauses to be curtailed

The government has confirmed it intends to crack down on and potentially ban the use of non-compete clauses in employment...

Private sector pay optimism grows for 2021

Private sector workers are set to receive average pay rises of 2.4% in 2021, up from an average of 2.2%...

Disabled jobseekers ‘still face barriers to public sector roles’

Although the Covid-19 pandemic has broken down numerous barriers that often stop disabled people finding work, there is still a...

Top 10 HR questions November 2020: furlough, sponsor licences

The extension of the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, which was due to close at the end of October, means that...

Lloyd’s underwriter loses constructive unfair dismissal case

An employee of a Lloyd’s of London underwriter who was bullied at work has won his case for constructive unfair...

Bonmarché joins high street fashion casualties

Philip Day-owned fashion chain saved from brink in 2019 is back in administration.

Will the pandemic trigger more transparency on pay?

The Covid-19 pandemic has altered employers’ relationships with their workers in a number of ways, with increased trust and honesty...

Whistleblowers who also claim discrimination likely to lose tribunal case

Whistleblowers who claim to be victims of workplace discrimination are more likely to lose their case, according to new research....

Ethical dilemma: Can employers insist on Covid-19 vaccinations?

As the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine receives approval from the UK medicines regulator, to what degree can employers insist that staff...

Occupational health bracing itself for challenges of imminent Covid-19 vaccine rollout

With the arrival of viable Covid-19 vaccines, the UK is gearing up for perhaps the biggest mass vaccination programme in...

Pandemic forcing older workers to change retirement plans

The pandemic has forced many older workers to delay retirement, with some concerned they would only be able to afford...

Transgender people more likely to be out of work and on lower pay

Transgender people are more likely to be unemployed and to receive lower wages compared to non-transgender people, according to a...

Will Covid spell the end of hierarchy? 

In sectors steeped in the value of hierarchy, will we see a more fluid approach in the post-Covid world?

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