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Research exposes “significant issues” with workplace mental health first aid implementation

Earlier in November a call was made to Theresa May by some of Britain’s leading business leaders to act on a pledge to make mental health first aid mandatory in all workplaces. More than 50 chief executives, from banking, retail, education ...


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Much to do about management of sexual harassment at work

New research from workplace experts ACAS on sexual harassment has revealed that only one in four workers agree that international media coverage has helped to improve their workplace culture. ACAS commissioned the study from YouGov to find out wh...


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Minister calls on businesses to reveal how many disabled staff they employ

Large companies should reveal the numbers of disabled people they employ, the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, Sarah Newton, has urged as part of a drive to build a more inclusive society. With around a fifth of the working age popu...


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HSE releases Great Britain’s annual injury and ill health statistics

Too many workers in Britain’s workplaces are still being injured or made ill by their work, a new report shows. Annual statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show 1.4 million workers were suffering from work-related ill healt...


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Employment Tribunal fees: the return?

Fees for employees bringing Employment Tribunal claims may be reintroduced, the Ministry of Justice has confirmed. Although nothing has been finalised, the MoJ assures that it is looking to develop a fair fee system that will help fund the court w...


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Uber fined £385,000 over data protection failings

Ride-sharing company Uber has been fined £385,000 by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) for failing to protect customers’ personal information during a cyber-attack. A series of avoidable data security flaws allowed the...