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EHRC threatens legal action if employers don’t address sexual harassment

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has written to Chairs of the FTSE 100 saying it will take legal action where there is evidence of systemic failing in preventing, or dealing with, sexual harassment. In the wake of the Hollywood and...


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New case study reveals six key factors for employers to reduce gender pay gaps

Genuinely diverse recruitment, a ‘grow your own’ approach to talent, leading by example and an open, high-communications culture are key areas that employers can address to help eliminate gender pay gaps, a new case study report from t...


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Silica dust cancer risk tackled by cross-industry commitment

Measures to control employee exposure to the second biggest cancer-causing agent found in the world’s workplaces have been introduced by a cross-sector of organisations. After signing a commitment to tackle the cancer risk posed by respirab...


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Returners to work: accessing a large pool of talent

According to Carers UK, one in nine employees are currently caring for a family member and one in five carers give up work to care full-time. In fact, estimates from Age UK show that around £5.3bn has been wiped from the economy in lost earn...


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Consultation on implementing new and revised Workplace Exposure Limits

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is consulting on the implementation of new and revised Indicative Occupational Exposure Limit Values (IOELVs) for 31 chemical substances to help protect workers from the ill health effects of exposure to hazar...


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Strategy seeks one million more disabled people in work by 2027

Ambitious plans aimed to get one million more disabled people in work over the next ten years have been set out by ministers. The policy paper Improving lives: the future of work, health and disability sets out how the Government will work w...