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Consultation launched into how employment law disputes are decided

The jurisdiction of Employment Tribunals, and the areas where they share jurisdiction with the civil courts to hear employment and discrimination claims, are being independently reviewed in a consultation paper. The Law Commission – an inde...


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Ban salary secrecy, says Young Women’s Trust

Employers should stop asking job applicants how much they earn and include salary details in adverts to help close the gender pay gap, says Young Women’s Trust, a charity that supports young women on low or no pay. The charity commissioned ...


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Agency director ordered to pay back workers after wages were withheld

A director has been ordered to pay wages and expenses totalling £5,145 at a hearing at Bristol Magistrates’ Court. The prosecution comes after an investigation by the Employment Agency Standards Inspectorate – a government body t...


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Data deficit hampering progression of ethnic minority and disabled staff at work

Ethnic minority and disabled people’s careers are at risk because employers are failing to collect meaningful data on representation in the workforce, the Equality and Human Rights Commission has warned. The national equality body is callin...


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‘Ban the box’ may be aided by GDPR

Analysis of General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) and the new Data Protection Act by Nacro has shown that employers across the country will struggle to justify requesting criminal record information at the initial application stage of a recru...


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Employers failing to tackle sexual harassment at work

The Government, regulators and employers are failing in their responsibilities to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace, says the Women and Equalities Committee in a report resulting from a wide-ranging six-month inquiry. The Committee f...