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Hairdresser wins landmark legal battle changing the future for beauty workers

A hairdresser has won a ‘landmark’ legal battle that is set to have implications for thousands of beauty industry workers. Meghan Gorman, 26, won an Employment Tribunal judgment in her favour after her lawyer argued that, although she...


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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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Consultant fined for providing incompetent health and safety advice

A self-employed consultant has been fined for breach of legislation for providing health and safety advice on technical and complex matters while not being qualified to advise his clients. Luton Crown Court heard how a self-employed health and sa...


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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 ...