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European court issues ‘worker’ status clarification in Yodel Tribunal case

The European Court of Justice (CJEU) has provided clarification around how ‘worker’ status is defined under EU law, but has stopped short of making an official ruling on a case involving the employment status of a Yodel courier in the ...


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Disabled bank worker wins record £4.7million discrimination payout

A bank worker who was tormented by colleagues because of her disabilities has won a record discrimination payout of £4.7million. The woman, known only as AB, was run over by a car on her first day at work. She broke a leg and damaged a knee...


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COVID-19 crisis: cyber security advice for building owners and facilities managers

The Institute of Workplace and Facilities Management (IWFM) and the Internet of Things Security Foundation (IoTSF) have produced guidance on managing potential security risks associated with building management systems and other IoT building ...


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No one should return to work without “tough new measures” on safety, says TUC

The TUC is calling on government to introduce tough new measures to ensure that, before lockdown restrictions are eased, all employers assess the risks of their staff returning to work outside the home. In a new report, the TUC outl...


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Returning to work from lockdown – preparing your workplace and workforce

Over the next few weeks, as certain restrictions are lifted and some people start to return to work, building managers will be putting in place various measures to reassure inhabitants that their working environments are safe. Businesses will be ...


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HSE assembles specialist unit to support UK’s coronavirus response

Britain’s workplace regulator has assembled a team of specialists to assist the Government’s national effort to get personal protective equipment (PPE) to frontline health care workers fighting the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Sup...