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One in three employers won't hire a transgender person

A new report from Crossland Employment Solicitors reveals a strong prejudice among UK employers towards transgender workers with one in three employers admitting they are ‘less likely’ to hire a transgender person and nearly half (43%)...


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Self-employed tax changes have caused ‘serious damage’ in public sector

Changes to self-employed tax law have had a seriously damaging effect in the NHS and across the public sector, new research by IPSE and the CIPD has found. The study, based on responses from 867 contractors and 115 hiring managers (84% of whom wer...


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HSE addresses high rate of worker fatalities in waste sector

A report published this week by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) underlines the importance of better safety management systems and awareness, and personal responsibility, in creating a stronger health and safety culture across the resource an...


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Another landmark win in Hermes workers’ rights case

In an important ruling, which will potentially affect thousands of Hermes couriers, Leeds Employment Tribunal has ruled a group of Hermes couriers were not independent contractors, as Hermes argued, but are in fact workers who are entitled to esse...


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Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions Ltd fined half a million pounds after exposing workers to debilitating condition

Contractor Balfour Beatty Utility Solutions Ltd has been sentenced after exposing workers to a debilitating health condition over a nine-year period. The company was fined £500,000 after the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) found that work...


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Employment Committee MEPs set out measures against long-term work absence

People with disabilities, chronic diseases or recovering from injury should be able to stay in the workplace or reintegrate into the job market, with the help of tailored measures, according to Employment and Social Affairs Committee MEPs. The ME...