Employment law

Drop in EU migrants prompts urgent call for immigration transition period

The number of EU citizens moving to the UK to work has continued to fall, prompting business bodies to reiterate...

Bank holidays: five things employers need to know

22 Aug 2019

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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One in eight reluctant to hire women who may become pregnant

22 Aug 2019

One in eight (12%) employers would be reluctant to hire a woman who could become pregnant and one in seven...

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Costa Coffee franchisee’s training cost deductions ‘unfair’, staff claim

20 Aug 2019

Employees at a Costa Coffee franchise in Essex claim they have had £200 deducted from their final payslips to cover...

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Border Force staff report high levels of discrimination

19 Aug 2019

One in five immigration enforcement employees at the Home Office ‘personally experienced discrimination at work’, according to an internal survey

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MPs slam Priti Patel plan to end freedom of movement

19 Aug 2019

The rights of EU nationals in the UK will dramatically change from 31 October if there is a no-deal Brexit, under new plans to end freedom of movement

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Reputation management: how to handle employees’ tweets

19 Aug 2019

As debate on politics and society heats up on Twitter and other platforms, HR needs to heed advice on how to handle social media posts that might cause reputational damage

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£12k for unfairly dismissed Age UK worker after botched redundancy

16 Aug 2019

An error made by managers working out who should be made redundant led to a successful claim of unfair dismissal from a former Age UK employee.

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‘Gay cake’ case referred to European Court

15 Aug 2019

The case involving a Northern Irish bakery that refused to make a cake with a message supporting gay marriage will...

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Asda staff protest over contract changes

15 Aug 2019

Asda staff have taken part a rally outside the retailer’s headquarters in Leeds in protest over contract changes that will...

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Driver suspended after refusing to drive bus with rainbow-coloured number

14 Aug 2019

A bus driver has been suspended after reportedly refusing to drive a bus decorated with the rainbow-coloured LGBT pride flag....

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Alex Salmond: Botched HR investigation leads to £500k pay-out

14 Aug 2019

Former first minister Alex Salmond has received more than £500,000 in legal costs from the Scottish government following a botched...

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Diabetic bank manager discriminated against after locking customer in branch

13 Aug 2019

An employment tribunal found the bank liable for disability discrimination.

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Met PC defies bosses to appear on Big Brother

13 Aug 2019

A Metropolitan police constable is appearing on the Nigerian version of the reality television show Big Brother, despite her manager...

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Whistleblowing

Tribunal case bolsters protection for potential whistleblowers

9 Aug 2019

An employment tribunal last month concluded a case that could prove highly significant for potential whistleblowers.

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