Sexual harassment victims urged to help shape policy

Minister for women Victoria Atkins (pictured) launches bid to gauge scale and nature of workplace sexual harassment.

Oxford Uni to keep retirement policy and appeal ageism ruling

Institution to stand by policy designed to promote younger academics and will appeal Prof Ewart ruling.

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Netherlands top in Europe for automation readiness

UK is fourth but workers are battling slow tech that is eroding productivity.

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Health workers’ unions suspend strikes in Northern Ireland

New NI minister of health secures funding for pay parity with NHS England.

Hospital bosses asked for fingerprints to identify whistleblower

An NHS trust requested fingerprints in an attempt to identify a whistleblower...

Dress codes and religious discrimination: what is reasonable?

While having a dress code can help project a professional image, employers need to be careful that their policies do...

Brexit: What will happen on 1 February 2020?

After much delay, the UK will leave the European Union at 11:00pm on 31 January. But with the arrangements for...

Transgender woman rejected for Debenhams job receives £9k settlement

Ava Moore alleged she was turned down because of her gender identity.

Why critics of the apprenticeship levy should back off

Critics of the apprenticeship levy need to understand the system is still new and employers are exploring what works.

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Banker was dismissed because of age, tribunal hears

A 55-year-old Citigroup banker who was told “you are old and set in your ways” won his case at employment tribunal earlier this month, pending appeal.

‘Lack of leadership talent holding back large businesses’

Leadership instability is blighting many top businesses, with a large minority of HR chiefs reporting difficulties in developing effective senior leaders.

Businesses focus on emotional and financial wellbeing

Emotional and financial wellbeing programmes are gaining impetus in terms of companies’ strategic focus.

‘Toxic, bullying culture’ and lack of diversity in fire services

Some of England’s fire and rescue services have a 'toxic, bullying culture' and a lack of diversity, inspectors have found.

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