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One in three businesses rescoping roles to assist with post-lockdown recovery

The continued impact of COVID-19 is being felt in Britain’s workplaces, as new data from specialist recruiter Robert Half reveals one in three businesses are rescoping roles to assist with post-lockdown recovery. The survey of more than 1,5...


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Looking after people working from home – DSE and mental health

Since the Prime Minister’s announcement this week that those who can work from home should go back to do doing so, employers should again be focusing on employees’ home working arrangements, recognising that they have the same health a...


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Landmark discrimination case establishes protection for non-binary people under the Equality Act

The question of whether Equality Act protections cover those who fall into the category of gender fluid/non-binary has been answered by a landmark discrimination case involving an engineer who suffered abuse and harassment at Jaguar Land Rover. R...


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Capacity to be boosted in Employment Tribunal system

A raft of changes to boost hearing capacity in Employment Tribunals has been introduced into Parliament by Business Minister Paul Scully. The reforms will give the system more flexibility in light of the global COVID-19 pandemic, and will allow Tr...


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Government extends support to stop business evictions this year

Businesses will be protected from the threat of eviction until the end of year, providing commercial tenants with greater security and protecting vital jobs, Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced. The new measures are on top of the f...


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Anxiety is on the increase, but mental health support is lacking

Sixty-eight percent of employees have felt anxious and apprehensive about returning to work, while 35% report their mental health is worse now compared to before the pandemic. Despite this, 56% of UK workers haven’t received any mental healt...