Equality & diversity

Access to Work scheme broadened to help disabled staff work from home

11 May 2020

The scope of the government’s Access to Work scheme has been broadened to include support for disabled employees who need...

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David Fairhurst: ‘Drop D&I now and face talent shortages in future’

7 May 2020

Firms that drop diversity and inclusion initiatives could risk “re-marginalising” disadvantaged workers and talent shortages

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Maternity leave and furlough: what options do HR have?

5 May 2020

The Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme rules are complicated enough, without the added layer of complexity surrounding maternity leave and new...

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Neurodiversity: the impact of lockdown and social isolation

4 May 2020

Many of us are neurodivergent and HR always has to be aware of mental pressures people are being put under...

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Top 10 HR questions April 2020: Furlough and annual leave

4 May 2020

The government has provided some clarification on the relationship between furlough and annual leave.
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Priti Patel due to be cleared of bullying accusations

29 Apr 2020

Home secretary Priti Patel is likely to be cleared of accusations she bullied senior civil servants in three government departments,...

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Boots employee banned from taking breaks wins £7k at employment tribunal

27 Apr 2020

Long-term employee with a spinal condition was banned from taking a break and told to learn what 'professionalism' meant.

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Ramadan in the workplace: top tips for employers

23 Apr 2020

For many Muslims, Ramadan is a period of religious observance, which includes fasting from sunrise to sunset. Ashok Kanani provides...

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Hairdresser wins £20k after being asked to clean up dog excrement

21 Apr 2020

A hairdresser has been awarded £20,000 at an employment tribunal after her boss asked her to pick up excrement in...

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Law firm employee dismissed because she was pregnant awarded £23k

21 Apr 2020

A law firm has been ordered to pay more than £23,000 for pregnancy discrimination after it sacked a pregnant employee...

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Employment tribunal claim made against home secretary Priti Patel

20 Apr 2020

Former Home Office civil servant Sir Philip Rutnam claims he was constructively dismissed from his role after accusing Patel of bullying.

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Former TalkTalk exec loses equal pay claim

20 Apr 2020

A former TalkTalk manager who claimed she was paid 40% less than male colleagues has lost an equal pay case...

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Chinese NHS worker subjected to ‘Kung Fu’ noises wins £28k at tribunal

17 Apr 2020

NHS employee of Chinese origin was subjected to racial harassment that was a misguided attempt at humour.

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Gay engineer awarded £175k for ‘nightmare’ treatment after coming out

15 Apr 2020

An engineer has been awarded £175,000 after taking his employer to the...

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Only a third of graduates confident about securing role

15 Apr 2020

Only a third of this year’s graduates are confident they will secure a graduate job when they leave university, according...

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