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Make bosses liable for sexual harassment against staff, says UNISON

Employers who fail to tackle members of the public who grope and subject female staff to lewd jokes should be held to account, UNISON has said. A motion debated at UNISON’s annual women’s conference in Bournemouth is seeking better pr...


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Construction workers must be awarded death benefits, says union

Unite, the construction union, is launching a campaign to ensure that all workers in the industry, regardless of their employment status or where their employer sits in the supply chain, are provided with death benefits, following the recent fatal...


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Workers’ rights under threat post-Brexit, says Employment Lawyers Association

The Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) is concerned UK workers’ rights will be threatened as a result of Brexit. Questions remain over how courts and tribunals will interpret or rely upon case law from the Court of Justice of the European...


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New legal measures to protect workers from misuse of non-disclosure agreements

The rules around non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and confidentiality clauses are set to be tightened under new legal proposals announced by Business Minister Kelly Tolhurst on 4 March. This includes enshrining in law for the first time that indiv...


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Line managers not given enough support to protect workers’ mental health

Line managers are not being given enough support and training to protect the mental health and wellbeing of staff at work, the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and Management Today has revealed. They found 62% of line managers...


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How to green your office: new guide for businesses

Sustainability and energy professionals wishing to implement a 'green office' programme within their organisation now have access to a comprehensive guide outlining practical tips for implementation. The new edie Explains: The green office guide,...