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Changes to criminal records regarding automatic disclosure of offences

The government has announced it intends to make changes to the criminal records disclosure rules to ensure the right balance is struck between rehabilitating offenders and protecting the public. In order to do this it has laid a Statutory Instrum...


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Black Lives Matter – returning to a very different workplace

With the recent spotlight on the Black Lives Matter movement, many employers have publicly declared their support. Human rights issues highlighted by the media have raised awareness amongst people who had previously been unaware of the difference ...


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Workplace fatalities are lowest on record

The HSE has released its annual figures for the number of work-related fatalities in 2019/20, as well as the number of people known to have died from the asbestos-related cancer, mesothelioma, in 2018. The provisional annual data for work-related...


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BSI publishes updated guidelines on preventing the spread of COVID-19

The British Standards Institution (BSI) has published version 2 of its Safe Working Guidelines, designed to help organisations protect people at work from the ongoing coronavirus risks, mitigate outbreaks and build long-term resilience. The newly...


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Survey reveals impact of remote working on wellbeing and health

A new survey from Office Space in Town (OSiT) has identified some of the impacts of lockdown remote working on wellbeing and health, with findings revealing that the majority of workers favour a full return to the office. Health concerns remain a ...


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Lesbian barrister to sue LGBT charity and her chambers for silencing her

A barrister has lodged a claim at the Employment Tribunal against LGBT charity Stonewall and her chambers, Garden Court Chambers, for allegedly trying to 'silence' her for her stance on transgender issues. Allison Bailey helped set up LGB Allianc...