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Court of Appeal rules foster carers can unionise

16 Apr 2021

Foster carers are “workers” and have the right to unionise, according to a ruling today by the Court of Appeal....

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NCT accused of ‘racism’ by parenting practitioners

16 Apr 2021

A union said that some of the National Childbirth Trust's practitioners were being “bullied” by the trust’s quality assurance procedures.

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Salesperson asked ‘can I get you pregnant?’ wins sex discrimination claim

16 Apr 2021

A woman who was subjected to sexual comments has won her claim for sex discrimination, harassment and constructive dismissal.

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Oven-Ready HR Reheated: Dave Ulrich, Peter Cheese and more

16 Apr 2021

Oven-Ready HR Reheated brings a selection of the key moments from Season 1. The first of two compilation episodes revisits...

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Online job vacancies return to pre-pandemic levels

16 Apr 2021

UK job vacancies have returned to the same level as before the first lockdown in April 2020, according to Adzuna and the Office for National Statistics.

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Pandemic leads to increase in ‘stress smoking’

15 Apr 2021

More than half of smokers are ‘stress smoking’ or smoking more because of extra strain brought on by the Covid-19...

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Barclays banker given £10k pay-out in toilet access case

15 Apr 2021

A tribunal has found Barclays had failed to make reasonable adjustments for a banker who had Crohn's disease.

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How businesses, and OH, can better support menopausal women

15 Apr 2021

Menopausal women are the fastest growing demographic in the workplace, yet many struggle to manage the psychological and physiological changes...

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Furlough scheme may cause workplace divisions

15 Apr 2021

Furloughed employees show significant reduction in wellbeing, personal confidence, job satisfaction and commitment to their employers, finds new research.

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Employees look to avoid snooping employers

15 Apr 2021

About a quarter of UK employers (24%) said they would leave their job if they felt their privacy was being invaded.

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Nearly two in five given work shifts at short notice

15 Apr 2021

Research finds that the issue is more prominent among people from ethnic minorities and the low-paid.

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Covid-19 vaccinations could be made mandatory for care home staff

15 Apr 2021

Staff in care homes with older residents could be required to have a Covid-19 vaccine under government proposals.

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Disney drops dress requirements in inclusion drive

15 Apr 2021

Disney has incorporated inclusion into the values that guide workers' roles at its theme parks.

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The Children and Families Act has received Royal Assent.

Greensill scandal: civil servants ordered to declare outside interests

15 Apr 2021

Senior civil servants have been asked, by the end of the week, to declare paid roles or outside interests that could conflict with civil service rules.

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Deliveroo error sees riders paid inflated bonuses

15 Apr 2021

Deliveroo’s plans to say reward its most experienced riders with bonuses saw many riders receiving the wrong amounts.

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