Ashleigh Webber

Ashleigh Webber

About Ashleigh Webber

Ashleigh has been a business journalist since 2012. She covers HR, recruitment and employment issues, as well as occupational health and wellbeing.

Festival of Work: Why job automation is an opportunity, not a threat

14 Jun 2019

The implications of job automation was hotly debated by speakers at the CIPD's Festival of Work this week, where Gary Kasparov was among the key speakers

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Sainsbury’s fails to get equal pay claim struck out

11 Jun 2019

The equal pay claim being pursued by hundreds of Sainsbury’s staff can continue to be heard, an employment tribunal has...

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Prevent use of NDAs for discrimination and harassment cover-ups, say MPs

11 Jun 2019

Non-disclosure agreements should not be used to prevent employees from discussing allegations of discrimination and harassment with other staff, while...

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Include regular voluntary overtime in holiday pay, judge rules

10 Jun 2019

Employers must now consider any voluntary overtime that is taken regularly in holiday pay calculations

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Channel 4’s relocation could see up to 90% take redundancy

10 Jun 2019

Up to 90% of staff at Channel 4 are considering taking redundancy rather than relocate away from London, it has been reported.

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A decade on, are we still ‘Working for a Healthier Tomorrow’?

7 Jun 2019

It is now a decade since Dame Carol Black published her landmark workplace health report Working for a Healthier Tomorrow....

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Female academics ‘discriminated against’ by universities, research claims

6 Jun 2019

Female academics at top universities do not progress as quickly, or to the same levels, as men with the same...

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Mayfair club kitchen porters call for the Living Wage

6 Jun 2019

The Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) has urged one of London’s most exclusive membership clubs to ensure its...

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Ford ‘to close Bridgend site’ by September 2020

6 Jun 2019

Ford will close its Bridgend manufacturing plant by September 2020 with the loss of 1,700 jobs, workers have been told....

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Over half don’t seek help after self-harming

5 Jun 2019

There has been a rise in the number of people self-harming, but more than half do not seek medical or...

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Wider NHS pension reform needed to remove overtime deterrent

5 Jun 2019

Plans to offer NHS doctors more flexible pensions will need to be part of wider reforms if the government wants...

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Staff overseas should ensure vaccinations are up to date after measles outbreaks

4 Jun 2019

Employers should remind staff who are working abroad to ensure their immunisations are up to date, following an outbreak of...

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Supreme Court to hear ‘judges are workers’ case

4 Jun 2019

A judge who is seeking a clarification in the law to recognise judges as workers will make her case at...

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Strengthen support for staff with neurological conditions, report urges

3 Jun 2019

Employers will need to become more aware of the needs of staff with neurological conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease (AD),...

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Half of staff support pay transparency to promote equality

3 Jun 2019

More than half (56%) of staff would be happy for pay information to be made publicly available in order to...

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