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Employers warned to check employees sign contracts

A High Court judge’s decision has sent a fresh warning to employers on the importance of ensuring all employees sign their contracts of employment. Michael Wakeling, a partner at Midlands law firm Lodders, explained: “The recent case...


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Employers called upon to publish gender pay gap action plans

Equality body the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has called for employers to play their part in tackling the gender pay gap by publishing their action plans. Currently, the publication of action plans is not mandatory, however the EH...


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Research exposes “significant issues” with workplace mental health first aid implementation

Earlier in November a call was made to Theresa May by some of Britain’s leading business leaders to act on a pledge to make mental health first aid mandatory in all workplaces. More than 50 chief executives, from banking, retail, education ...


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Much to do about management of sexual harassment at work

New research from workplace experts ACAS on sexual harassment has revealed that only one in four workers agree that international media coverage has helped to improve their workplace culture. ACAS commissioned the study from YouGov to find out wh...


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Minister calls on businesses to reveal how many disabled staff they employ

Large companies should reveal the numbers of disabled people they employ, the Minister for Disabled People, Health and Work, Sarah Newton, has urged as part of a drive to build a more inclusive society. With around a fifth of the working age popu...


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HSE releases Great Britain’s annual injury and ill health statistics

Too many workers in Britain’s workplaces are still being injured or made ill by their work, a new report shows. Annual statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) show 1.4 million workers were suffering from work-related ill healt...