Retail

Aldi remains highest paying supermarket

German supermarket chain Aldi says it has maintained its position as the UK’s highest-paying supermarket after announcing hourly rates which...

Transgender woman rejected for Debenhams job receives £9k settlement

16 Jan 2020

Ava Moore alleged she was turned down because of her gender identity.

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Six employment law cases that will shape 2020

14 Jan 2020

We look at six important employment law cases that will get the headlines in 2020, covering significant issues such as...

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Black managers sue McDonald’s over racial discrimination in US

9 Jan 2020

McDonald's is facing a lawsuit in the US accusing it of discriminating against African-American customers and staff. 

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Greggs staff to receive one-off bonus

8 Jan 2020

Greggs employees will each receive a one-off bonus up to £300 following a successful year for the business.
Around 25,000...

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Florence Widdicombe holding a Tesco Christmas card from the same pack that contained a message from a Chinese prisoner.

Tesco’s China Christmas story reveals modern slavery vulnerability

23 Dec 2019

The vulnerability of UK supermarkets’ supply chains to inhumane labour practices has once again been demonstrated by the news that...

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Tesco employee jailed over customer refund thefts

19 Dec 2019

A supermarket employee has been jailed after being found guilty of stealing thousands of pounds in a scam involving customer refunds.

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Three hundred jobs lost at John Lewis call centre

9 Dec 2019

More than 300 jobs at an outsourced John Lewis customer contact centre have been culled as the retailer attempts to...

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Why employers need to understand associative discrimination

27 Nov 2019

There is ambiguity over whether claims of associative discrimination can succeed under the Equality Act 2010 but EU law offers some encouragement to...

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Businesses find themselves in modern slavery limbo

22 Nov 2019

With legal action hovering over British American Tobacco, and G4S shares being blacklisted by an investment fund, it’s clear that...

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Hays Travel creates 1,500 jobs after Thomas Cook purchase

22 Nov 2019

Hays Travel, the company that bought the Thomas Cook retail portfolio, is to recruit almost 1,500 more people.

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Boots to face equal pay legal challenge

7 Nov 2019

Thousands of Boots in-store employees in England, Scotland and Wales could be eligible to join an equal pay claim against the high street giant.

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Mothercare to close all UK stores as it enters administration

6 Nov 2019

Mothercare has gone into administration, putting 2,800 UK jobs at risk. All of the baby goods retailer’s 79 UK stores will be closed...

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Boots failed to provide equipment for employee with hearing impairment

6 Nov 2019

An ex-Boots employee with a severe hearing impairment has won his case at an employment tribunal after the company failed...

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Asda staff given extra week to sign new contract or lose jobs

4 Nov 2019

Retail staff at Asda who have yet to sign a new contract have been given an additional seven days to...

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