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New rights for flexible workers under major government reforms

Millions of flexible workers will receive new rights under major government reforms as the UK becomes one of the first countries to address the challenges of the changing world of work in the modern economy. The government’s ‘Good Wor...


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Sexual harassment in the workplace: full inquiry launched

The Women and Equalities Committee has launched a full inquiry into sexual harassment in the workplace and is now inviting submissions of written evidence. Following its one-off evidence session of 31 January on sexual harassment in the work...


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Transgender employees: not only the medically transitioned need support

A recent case involving a transgender employee has highlighted the continuing challenges and discrimination that trans-staff face in the workplace, and the action employers should be taking to address these. A Tribunal has ruled that Alexandra De...


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Government cracks down on unpaid internships

The government has launched a crackdown on unpaid internships, sending more than 550 warning letters to companies, and setting up enforcement teams to tackle repeat offenders. The most recent government estimate is that there are 70,000 interns i...


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UK sex discrimination law: is it still fit for purpose?

Gender Pay Gap Reporting Regulations should be amended so that the gender pay gap is also broken down by age, disability, ethnicity, sexuality and part-time status, according to a new report from the Fawcett Society, which questions whether sex di...


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UK sick pay fails to meet legal requirements

Statutory sick pay and employment and support allowance in the UK do not meet the requirements of EU law, according to the Council of Europe’s European Committee of Social Rights (ECSR). A report by the Committee finds that both these and o...