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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...


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General Election 2019: parties’ promises for employee rights

As the various political parties put forward their case to be elected into government on 12 December, employee rights appear to be high on the agenda. The Liberal Democrats are proposing to introduce a ‘Skills Wallet’ – a new po...


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Employers play vital role in supporting employees with cancer, says cancer expert

One in two people in the UK will get cancer in their lifetime, while 125,000 working age adults are diagnosed with cancer annually.  With cancer set to impact businesses of all sizes, how employers tackle cancer in the workplace in the future...