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.

Emergency Volunteer Leave: what HR needs to know

9 Apr 2020

Announced in the Coronavirus Bill last month, the government intends to introduce a temporary right to statutory emergency volunteering leave...

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Furlough: HMRC clarifies TUPE rules and warns against fraud

9 Apr 2020

Employees who were transferred to another organisation under TUPE after 28 February 2020 can receive 80% of their wages while...

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Chancellor announces £750m fund for front-line charities

9 Apr 2020

The government will allocate £750m to support charities working on the front line of the coronavirus crisis, chancellor of the...

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Coronavirus: nearly nine in 10 fear for their health

8 Apr 2020

Almost nine out of 10 (87%) employees fear for their health because of the Covid-19 outbreak, with many feeling isolated,...

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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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One in six take video calls while partially clothed

8 Apr 2020

Employees are thinking twice before switching their camera on for a work-related video call, it has emerged, with one in...

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Welsh employers have legal obligation to enforce social distancing

8 Apr 2020

Workplaces in Wales must ensure staff adhere to a two-metre social distancing rule which was put in place by the...

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Working from home: do staff have suitable equipment?

8 Apr 2020

With the UK entering its third week of lockdown, the majority of the workforce continue to work from home. However,...

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Just 1% ‘never’ experience work-related stress, finds survey

7 Apr 2020

Just 1% of employees claim never to experience work-related stress, a survey conducted for Stress Awareness Month this month (April)...

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‘No worker should die of work-acquired Covid-19’, says SOM, as NHS fatalities mount

7 Apr 2020

The UK “should have aimed for a target of zero work-caused fatalities” in the NHS and other essential services in...

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Apprentices can continue learning while furloughed

7 Apr 2020

Apprentices who have been furloughed are allowed to continue their training as long as it does not provide a service...

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City man stressed out financial services

Financial services staff ‘more stressed than in 2008 financial crisis’

6 Apr 2020

The number of stress-related absences in financial services in the past few years had risen to their highest level since...

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Don’t cull health and wellbeing benefits when needed most, employers warned

6 Apr 2020

Employers are being urged to resist the temptation to suspend or cull employee health benefits as part of a cost-cutting...

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Furlough: employers may re-employ staff who left after 28 February

6 Apr 2020

Employers can re-employ people who were made redundant or left their organisations after 28 February 2020 and make a claim...

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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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