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EHRC issues new harassment guidance

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has issued new guidance to help employers ensure they protect their workforce from harassment. The new guidance explains employers’ legal responsibilities and the practical steps they should t...


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BBC presenter wins equal pay case

BBC television presenter Samira Ahmed has won her case against the broadcaster for sex discrimination, following the discovery that a colleague in an equal position was being paid substantially more than her. The judgement against the BBC, given ...


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Government launches IR35 review

As previously reported, the government has launched a review of changes to off-payroll working rules to address any concerns from businesses and affected individuals about how they will be implemented. The Whitehall review will determine if any f...


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Non-smoking employees win four-day holiday bonus

In a move to incentivise employees to give up smoking, a UK employer has hit the headlines by offering non-smokers an extra four days’ holiday than their smoking colleagues. Speaking to the Daily Mail, Don Bryden, Managing Director of KCJ T...


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Retailer fined for data security failure

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has fined DSG Retail Limited (DSG) £500,000 after a ‘point of sale’ computer system was compromised as a result of a cyber-attack, affecting at least 14 million people. An ICO in...


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Stronger enforcement needed as minimum wage underpayment grows

Stronger enforcement of the minimum wage is needed as underpayment is rising, and fines for those underpaying are too low, according to new research published by the Resolution Foundation. Under the wage floor says that the huge success of the UK...