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Playing the long game: challenges for employers when COVID symptoms linger

It will all be over by Christmas; at least that’s what we thought (and hoped) when COVID-19 first hit back in the spring. However, adapting to life and work in a COVID-19 world has proved a longer and harder road than many of us ever anticip...


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Forced lockdown holiday leave could be unlawful

Forcing employees to take holiday leave as part of lockdown could be unlawful, according to a leading employment lawyer. The advice comes as the UK is in its second national lockdown and has implemented a furlough scheme that is likely to last un...


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Dementia in the workplace – considerations for employers

Dementia is often thought of as something that affects people who have retired, but with the state pension age rising and the default retirement age a thing of the past, people will increasingly experience the first symptoms of dementia while at w...


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Investigation finds no unlawful acts of pay discrimination at the BBC

An investigation by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) into historical issues of equal pay at the BBC has found no unlawful acts of pay discrimination, but has recommended improvements to increase transparency and rebuild trust with w...


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Judgment rules that gig workers must be granted health and safety rights

The High Court has ruled in favour of the Independent Workers’ Union of Great Britain (IWGB) that the UK government has failed to transpose important EU health and safety protections into UK law. In a detailed judgment, Mr Justice Chamberla...


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Charity calls for statutory paid bereavement leave

Charity Sue Ryder is calling on the government to introduce two weeks’ statutory paid bereavement leave for all UK employees for the loss of close relative or partner, after research shows workplace grief costs the UK economy &poun...