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New advice to help employers deal with domestic abuse and stigma

Business in the Community and PHE have published a domestic abuse toolkit that will help raise awareness of the issue with employers and provide guidance on how they can support those affected by it. With one third of a working adult’s life...


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Multi-million-pound fund to help tackle the disability employment gap launched

A £4.2m challenge fund to support people with mental health or musculoskeletal conditions to stay in work has been launched by the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, Sarah Newton, and the Minister for Mental Health and Inequaliti...


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Government clarifies building regulations fire safety guidance

The government has clarified building regulations fire safety guidance, following recommendations made by Dame Judith Hackitt, and is seeking views on the revisions in a consultation launched on 19 July. The Secretary of State for Communities, Rt...


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Environment faces ‘multiple risks’ from a no-deal Brexit

Greener UK, the coalition of major environmental organisations working on Brexit, is warning against the potentially harmful impact of a ‘chaotic no deal’ on the environment. In a paper considering the possible effects of no deal on d...


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Carers’ ‘sleep-ins’ are not considered working time

The Court of Appeal has handed down its decision in the case of Mencap v. Tomlinson-Blake, which considered whether ‘sleep-ins’ – where employees are required to sleep at work – should be considered working time. The claima...


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Bosses are not hiring women because they “might start a family soon”

Although this form of employment discrimination is unlawful, 15% of SME bosses anonymously admitted that they had broken sex discrimination laws in new research carried out by law firm Slater and Gordon. The research also revealed that one in fou...