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Employers need to provide training on remote working, finds report

Employers must provide training on how to manage the unique demands of remote working, to ensure it benefits both the organisation and the employee, a whitepaper by Nuffield Health has stated. ‘The effects of remote working on stress, wellb...


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Change in the law needed to eliminate unequal pay, says gender equality charity

The Fawcett Society is calling for a change in the law to give women a ‘right to know’ what a male colleague or colleagues earn if they suspect there is pay discrimination. Research carried out by the charity shows that eight in ten (7...


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Royal Mail loses appeal over £50m fine for breaking competition law

Royal Mail has lost its appeal against a £50m fine from media regulator Ofcom for anti-competitive behaviour against the parcels business Whistl, its largest competitor. Royal Mail was handed the £50m penalty in August 2018 after Ofco...


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Discriminatory dress codes: Japanese businesses ban women from wearing glasses

Female employees in Japan are reportedly being told to remove glasses while at work, causing outrage after some companies reportedly “banned” eyewear for various reasons, including glasses giving a “cold impression”. Reaso...


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McDonald’s boss fired following personal relationship at work: is it legal?

The issue of personal relationships at work has hit the press in the last week, after McDonald’s boss Steve Easterbrook, who was paid £12 million last year, was sacked for having a relationship with an employee and, therefore, breaking...


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Lone workers: how organisations can reduce mental ill health risk

Long working hours, isolation and extended periods of time away from home could be putting workers at risk of developing mental health issues such as anxiety and depression, according to new research by Cardiff University, funded by IOSH. The res...