Employment law

Government reveals limited use of NDAs within civil service

The government’s chief people officer has told MPs that since 2015 there have been just six instances of non-disclosure agreements...

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Prison officer was unfairly dismissed after revealing sexuality

15 Feb 2019

A prison officer who was subject to verbal and physical abuse over his sexual orientation was unfairly dismissed, an employment...

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Sexual harassment and the City: change is in the air

15 Feb 2019

A claim of sexual harassment currently being heard at employment tribunal could end up leading to significant changes of behaviour and culture among City firms

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New tech threatens global labour market improvements

15 Feb 2019

Emerging tech-driven business models are partly to blame for millions of people worldwide being forced to accept inadequate working conditions, according to research.

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Supreme Court sleep-in appeal plunges care sector into uncertainty

14 Feb 2019

The Supreme Court has granted permission for an appeal in the legal case considering whether or not care workers who...

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How to make home working a success

13 Feb 2019

When Dolly Parton sang about working 9 to 5 in 1980, the song reflected most employees’ regular office hours. Brian Hall looks at how things have changed in the past 40 years and asks if working from home always works?

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Businesses ‘hung out to dry’ without no-deal Brexit answers

13 Feb 2019

With 44 days to go until the UK leaves the EU, the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) has published a...

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Brexit: EU settlement scheme details cause consternation

12 Feb 2019

Updated EU Settlement Scheme details have been criticised as onerous and clumsy by both immigration law specialists and workers in...

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Penny Mordaunt promises consultation on NDAs

11 Feb 2019

Sir Philip Green allegations prompt minister for women and equalities to look into limiting non-disclosure agreements

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88-year-old woman wins age discrimination case at tribunal

8 Feb 2019

An employment tribunal ruled this week that the dismissal of an 88-year-old medical secretary was unfair, and “tainted by discrimination”....

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HMRC shown red card as football club wins minimum wage case

7 Feb 2019

An employment appeal tribunal has found that Middlesbrough FC did not breach minimum wage legislation after deducting the costs of...

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Acas chief: What will employees look for from work in 2019?

6 Feb 2019

Faced with an uncertain economy and little control over external events, employees seek fairness and “good work”. Susan Clews, the...

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Part-time parents missing out on promotion

4 Feb 2019

Parents who work part time are penalised with just a 21% chance of being promoted within three years.

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‘Self-employed plus’ status agreed for Hermes couriers

4 Feb 2019

Delivery firm Hermes has struck a “ground-breaking” deal with the GMB Union to give its couriers the option to receive...

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Steep decline in race discrimination tribunal awards

4 Feb 2019

The average compensation awarded in workplace race discrimination cases fell by 14% over the past year, but the number of...

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