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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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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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Employees welcome digital health support but worry about personal health data use

The majority of employees think businesses should provide more physical and mental health support through technology, with apps, wearables and online services high on the list of demands, according to new research published by Aetna International....


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82% agree health and safety courses drive business benefits

Managers play a crucial role in preventing work-related accidents and ill health – but one in five companies don’t train them in health and safety, according to a new report published by the Institution of Occupational Safety and Healt...


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New bill offers greater redundancy protection for pregnant women and new mothers

After failing to complete its passage through parliament in 2019, a bill designed to give pregnant women and new mothers greater protections against redundancy has been reintroduced in parliament. This comes at a time when there has been a noted ...


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£1,000 bonus to bring back furloughed staff

Furlough has been a lifeline for millions, supporting people and businesses to protect jobs. But, says Chancellor Rishi Sunak, it cannot and should not go on forever. As part of Sunak’s Plan for Jobs 2020 speech, he said that he recognised ...