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New guidance for employers to protect staff from harassment

As the Equality Act enters its second decade, employers are being given support to protect their workforces in the shape of new guidance published by the Equality and Human Rights Commission. The new guidance explains employers’ legal respo...


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EU Withdrawal Bill – ELA highlights potential impact of uncertainty on UK workplaces

Recently proposed amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill impacting established case law are likely to create substantial, and long-lasting, uncertainty for UK workplaces, the Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) has said. The Association has ex...


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Lloyd's of London issues trans and non-binary inclusion guide

Following claims of sexual harassment earlier this year, Lloyd’s of London has issued a guide to the inclusion of trans and non-binary people in the workplace as part of a cultural overhaul of the insurance market. Published in conjunction ...


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Hiring confidence falls to seven-year low

UK employers are reporting their weakest hiring confidence in seven years, according to new research from ManpowerGroup. Declining confidence in nearly every sector and region paints a sluggish picture for the start of 2020, with only a few bright...


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Brexit: failing to plan is planning to fail, says freight industry

The Freight Transport Association (FTA), the business organisation that speaks for the logistics industry, has welcomed the new clarity and direction that, it says, the General Election result provides to business in terms of Brexit planning. Howe...


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TUPE covers workers, not just employees, Tribunal finds

In a case involving gig economy workers, an Employment Tribunal decision has been made that could have significant implications for employers. Unlike other cases debating the status and rights of workers, as opposed to employees, this latest case...