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  • One million public sector staff earning below Living Wage

    Date:
    28 February 2019
    Type:
    News

    Almost 1.2 million public sector workers are "trapped in in-work poverty" and are earning below the cost of living, according to a new analysis.

  • NHS staff make hundreds of bullying and harassment complaints

    Date:
    25 February 2019
    Type:
    News

    Hundreds of bullying and sexual harassment allegations have been made against NHS staff over the past five years, further highlighting the "toxic environment" present in many hospitals.

  • Date:
    25 February 2019
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    Equality is high on the agenda of most NHS employers. As well as being subject to the gender pay gap reporting regime, NHS employers are required to comply with an equality standard in relation to race, and from April 2019 will be required to comply with a standard on disability. Nicky Green from law firm Capsticks explores what the standards mean for NHS employers.

  • Police forces should 'positively discriminate' to boost diversity

    Date:
    22 February 2019
    Type:
    News

    Police forces should be allowed to positively discriminate in favour of those from minority ethnic backgrounds in order to become more representative of the communities they serve, the chair of the National Police Chiefs Council has said.

  • 'Proactive' OH service needed to improve NHS staff wellbeing

    Date:
    21 February 2019
    Type:
    News

    More support and a "proactive" occupational health service is needed to help improve the mental health and wellbeing of the 1.4 million NHS staff who work in some of the "most challenging conditions imaginable", Health Education England (HEE) has urged.

  • NHS culture is 'dysfunctional' says chairman

    Date:
    19 February 2019
    Type:
    News

    In a stinging attack on 25 years of healthcare policy, Lord David Prior, chairman of NHS England, has described the inherent dysfunctionality of the NHS, saying that it needs to "recapture its vocational engaged spirit".

  • Trauma and stress: Supporting workers' families

    Date:
    19 February 2019
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    We explore the potential impact of workers' exposure to traumatic events and other stressful environments on their families and look at some of the measures that employers can take to support those families.

  • Four out of five police officers feel stressed or anxious

    Date:
    14 February 2019
    Type:
    News

    Seventy-nine per cent of police officers say they have felt feelings of stress and anxiety in the past 12 months according to a Police Federation of England and Wales survey of its members.

  • Supreme Court sleep-in appeal plunges care sector into uncertainty

    Date:
    14 February 2019
    Type:
    News

    The Supreme Court has granted permission for an appeal in the legal case considering whether or not care workers who work "sleep-in" shifts are entitled to the national minimum wage.

  • Training and competence: financial services

    Type:
    Employment law manual

    Updated to take into account the extension of the SMR and CR to all FCA-authorised firms on 9 December 2019.

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