Equality & diversity

Unpaid work means women underpaid by £126bn

Unpaid work such as childcare, cooking and cleaning means the gender pay gap is much higher than official figures, according...

Liz Earle Beauty Company adopted discriminatory redundancy process for pregnant worker

8 Apr 2020

The Liz Earle Beauty Company must pay a former employee more than £17,000 for pregnancy and maternity discrimination, after it...

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Injury to feelings: how the employment tribunal awarded £400k

7 Apr 2020

A former Department for Work and Pensions employee recently received almost £400,000 in compensation following age and race discrimination

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Spain may launch permanent universal basic income

6 Apr 2020

New income system will continue after the coronavirus crisis in the country abates, signals deputy prime minister.

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Virgin Atlantic pilot’s unfair dismissal claim reinstated

6 Apr 2020

A Virgin Atlantic pilot rumoured to have slept during a flight is claiming unfair dismissal against his employer after failing flight simulation tests.

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Neurodiversity: how Direct Line Group is putting theory into practice

6 Apr 2020

Employers have now woken up to the value that people with neurodivergent characteristics like autism and dyspraxia can bring, but...

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Barclays not liable for sexual assaults committed by contractor

2 Apr 2020

Barclays Bank is not liable for the numerous alleged sexual assaults committed by a self-employed doctor who had been contracted...

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Top 10 HR questions March 2020: Coronavirus

2 Apr 2020

The coronavirus pandemic dominated the top 10 most popular FAQs in March.
The coronavirus outbreak is having a big impact...

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Personnel Today Awards 2020 open for entries

1 Apr 2020

Entries have opened for the 2020 Personnel Today Awards, recognising the HR professionals, teams and suppliers that have delivered outstanding...

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Met Police asks retired officers to return

27 Mar 2020

The Metropolitan Police Service is calling on retired officers to return to duty and urging those nearing retirement to stay...

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Modern slavery: Why HR should be the champion for all workers’ rights 

24 Mar 2020

How much more can HR do to protect supply chains and the people that work within them, five years on from the Modern Slavery Act passing into law?

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Why offering pensions advice is good for society and business

24 Mar 2020

There is a significant knowledge gap when it comes to preparing for later life and employers have a key role...

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Acas working from home guidance: be ‘practical, flexible and sensitive’

20 Mar 2020

Acas has published new best practice guidance on working from home as more employers ask staff to avoid workplaces amid...

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NHS invites retired doctors and nurses to return

20 Mar 2020

Senior health officials have called on 65,000 retired NHS doctors and nurses to return to the profession to support the...

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Negative stereotypes ‘affect older employees’ perceptions about potential’

19 Mar 2020

There are “far more” negative stereotypes associated with older people in the workplace than positive ones, which are affecting how...

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