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Telecoms giant awaits verdict on top executives in staff suicides case

A trial of senior executives could lead to jail sentences over a wave of suicides as employees suffered appalling levels of workplace stress

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International expansion: three HR essentials that get overlooked

27 Jun 2019

With Brexit encouraging a growing number of organisations to establish themselves abroad, Ben Wright explores three people management challenges that...

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EU settled status: how employers can help their European staff

20 Jun 2019

Last week Personnel Today ran an opinion piece which criticised the EU Settlement Scheme, the process that EU, EEA or...

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EU settled status scheme looks far from settled

11 Jun 2019

Home Office cannot afford to ignore the lessons of the Windrush scandal and suffer the resulting reputational damage.

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US study finds men fearing contact with women at work

10 Jun 2019

Male managers may be restricting their work with female colleagues, according to US research.

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JPMorgan Chase settles US paternity leave case for $5m

31 May 2019

JPMorgan Chase will pay $5m to settle a discrimination claim filed by a male employee in the US

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Immigration rules on same-sex partners remain tough

24 May 2019

Only a third of countries allow same-sex spouses to qualify as dependents on immigration applications, while just 30% allow same-sex partners this qualification.

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Whistleblowing culture ‘firmly entrenched’ in the UK

16 May 2019

Although 35% of UK businesses have no system in place for whistleblowing, a comparison with other economically similar nations in Europe shows that the UK is ahead of the curve.

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Delta Airlines under fire over anti-union poster

10 May 2019

American airline Delta, which operates 13 daily flights from the UK, has been heavily criticised in the US over posters encouraging workers not to spend money on union membership.

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‘Extend whistleblowing protections in line with new EU law’

16 Apr 2019

The government is being urged to adopt new EU whistleblowing legislation, to avoid the risk of UK whistleblowers being left behind.

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Better working conditions needed to improve chef retention

3 Apr 2019

Chef training and working conditions need to be reformed to help restaurants retain the estimated 10% of chefs that leave...

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Germany lags behind as gender pay gap narrows

27 Mar 2019

The UK’s slight gender pay gap narrowing means it is in step with other economically similar nations. But Germany has...

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Men’s parental leave is key to women’s progression

8 Mar 2019

On International Women’s Day, Lauren Touré looks at how encouraging men to share parental responsibilities can have a profound effect on female career progression.

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New EU employment law to be reviewed by Parliament post-Brexit

6 Mar 2019

Theresa May will today unveil how the UK government will handle emerging EU laws concerning workers’ rights after Brexit.
The...

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Freelancer platforms add to global work insecurity

1 Mar 2019

The hiring of workers anywhere in the world through global freelancer platforms means that limiting immigration will not necessarily protect...

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