Retail

Three hundred jobs lost at John Lewis call centre

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

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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Mothercare UK to enter administration with 2,500 jobs at risk

4 Nov 2019

Mothercare has announced plans to put its UK operations into administration, putting about 2,500 jobs at risk with the closure...

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‘Up to 12,000’ Asda staff face dismissal this weekend

1 Nov 2019

Up to 12,000 Asda staff are yet to sign a new contract that will require them to work flexible hours...

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How to stop your workforce going under when business is close to collapse

31 Oct 2019

With the recent collapse of Thomas Cook and other established companies in financial difficulty, such as Pizza Express and Links...

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Address apprenticeship inflexibility to boost jobs, says retail body

24 Oct 2019

The inflexibilities in the apprenticeship levy system need to be addressed if the retail sector is to stem job losses,...

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‘Thousands’ of Asda staff face dismissal if they don’t sign new contract

17 Oct 2019

Thousands of employees at Asda face dismissal next month if they refuse to sign a contract that will require them...

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Worker exploitation commonplace in supermarket supply chains

10 Oct 2019

Poor pay, exploitative working conditions and human rights abuses are commonplace in the supply chains for major supermarkets

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Hays Travel buys Thomas Cook shops saving 2,500 jobs

9 Oct 2019

As many as 2,500 jobs at Thomas Cook could be saved after Hays Travel agreed to buy the collapsed travel...

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