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  • How to take precautions to avoid a toxic work environment

    Date:
    21 February 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Independent investigations into misconduct at both Amnesty International and Oxfam suggest that toxic workplace cultures can have serious consequences. What practical measures can employers take to foster a healthy and open environment, ask Beth Hale and Pooja Dasgupta?

  • Bank of England sees BAME resignation rate soar

    Date:
    20 February 2019
    Type:
    News

    The Bank of England is seeing a disproportionate number of ethnic minority staff leave the organisation, with it admitting that it needs a "step change in approach" to improve retention.

  • Four in 10 companies have reported a wider gender pay gap

    Date:
    20 February 2019
    Type:
    News

    Analysis by the BBC has revealed that four in 10 private companies have reported wider gender pay gaps for 2018 than the previous year.

  • Codes of practice and guidance on employment law

    Type:
    Quick reference

    Updated to include a reference to a guide for employers on implementing mental health first aiders, by MHFA England.

  • Morrisons faces fresh equal pay claim

    Date:
    14 February 2019
    Type:
    News

    "Thousands" of current and former Morrisons shop floor staff are claimed to be in the process of bringing an equal pay case against the supermarket, which could result in pay-outs totalling £100 million.

  • Equal pay

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to include information on Asda Stores Ltd v Brierley and others, in which the Court of Appeal considered if supermarket workers could compare their pay with that of depot workers, and whether or not their pay derived from a single source.

  • Webinar: Retain your talent by supporting older workers

    Date:
    7 February 2019
    Type:
    Audio and video

    Many employers are facing skills shortages and looking at new approaches to recruiting and retaining talent. Patrick Thomson, senior programme manager at the Centre for Ageing Better, and Alistair McQueen, head of savings and retirement at Aviva plc, explore what steps employers can take to encourage the retention of older workers.

  • Equal pay: Asda shop workers can compare themselves with warehouse staff

    Date:
    7 February 2019
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Asda Stores Ltd v Brierley and others, the Court of Appeal held that workers in Asda supermarkets are entitled to compare their pay with the pay of depot workers because common terms of employment apply.

  • 'Ee-bah-gum': accent bias still afflicts UK

    Date:
    6 February 2019
    Type:
    News

    Pronounced regional accents can be a barrier to career progress and social mobility, as they are perceived negatively by some people.

  • Steep decline in race discrimination tribunal awards

    Date:
    4 February 2019
    Type:
    News

    The average compensation awarded in workplace race discrimination cases fell by 14% over the past year, but the number of discrimination cases rose.

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