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Call for legal duty on employers to prevent sexual harassment at work

One in four young women say they would be reluctant to report sexual harassment at work for fear of losing their job, according to a survey by the charity Young Women’s Trust. Despite TUC research showing that 63% of young women have been s...


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Banning out-of-hours email “likely to be harmful to some employees”

Company bans on workers’ accessing emails after office hours could do more harm than good to employee wellbeing, a new study suggests. The newly published research, led by the University of Sussex, states that while blanket bans could help ...


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89-year-old secretary wins age discrimination case

An 89-year-old secretary who was dismissed because she failed to use a new computer system properly has become the oldest worker to win an age discrimination case. Eileen Jolly, who was 86 at the time, was told by her employer – the Royal B...


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RICS publishes fire safety guide

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors has published a clear and impartial fire safety guide to highlight the responsibilities of landlords and tenants in keeping properties safe. The short, easy-to-follow guide covers houses, apartments, f...


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Largest ever strike action in UK higher education

Hundreds of cleaners, porters and security workers at University College London are to vote on strike action over pay and conditions. The Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) is to ballot almost 300 workers for strike action at London...


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Queen’s speech puts environment at the forefront

The long-awaited Environment Bill will be brought forward to safeguard nature after Brexit, the Queen has confirmed in her speech to Parliament. The speech, written by government, put environment and climate change concerns at centre stage. Speak...