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Women told to dress ‘sexier’ for video meetings

Bosses are telling female staff to dress ‘sexier’ and wear make-up for video calls, new research has found. Over 35% of UK women have experienced at least one sexist workplace demand since the lockdown started in March. It was ho...


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Track and Trace – don’t forget data protection

In taking the necessary steps to reopen your business and remain open, it’s important to not trip over the avoidable hurdle of the GDPR. The government has made clear that businesses in the hospitality, leisure and tourism industr...


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Should all employees have the right to bereavement leave and pay?

In response to the ongoing impact of the coronavirus pandemic, professional body for HR and people development, the CIPD is calling on the government to introduce the right to bereavement leave and pay to all employees experiencing a close family ...


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Grenfell project manager did not know about fire safety regulations

Grenfell main contractor Rydon’s first project manager knew little of fire safety regulations or building regulations during the time that he worked on the Grenfell Tower refurbishment between May 2014 and July 2015. The Grenfell Inquiry hea...


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Face masks – implementing rules in the workplace

There is no universal face-covering guidance for the workplace due to the variety of work environments in different industries. The Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) has provided detailed guidance for specific workplac...


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Quarantining arrivals from Spain – how should employers respond?

Amidst news that Spain has been removed from the UK's list of safe destinations after it saw a spike in the number of coronavirus cases, employers and employees alike are seeking guidance of what to do if and when holiday-makers are not able to co...