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Age Discrimination: Know Your Rights

Age discrimination is when people are treated differently depending on their age. This is called ageism and age is a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010. It is important for people to understand what constitutes ageism and to know their rights. Introduction Along with sex, gender, race, and other forms of discrimination in the workplace, being discriminated against on the grounds of age is also unlawful and protected against under the Equality Act 2010. This article will focus on…

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Zero Hour Contracts: Know Your Rights

With zero-hour contracts, people are not guaranteed work and do not have a ‘fixed’ income as it were. It is a type of contract in which people engage in work on an ad-hoc basis where they have the freedom to accept or reject work from their employer. With employees rejecting work offered from an employer, employees run the risk of not being offered any more work in the future. Many people are unsure of their rights on a zero-hour contract,…

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Firing and Rehiring during the pandemic

The Trade Union Congress has recently found that one in ten employees were told to reapply for their current role on worse off terms and conditions. If employees didn’t cooperate then they were threatened with being fired. This is something that HR will need to be mindful of as it could again cause the number of cases leading to the tribunal to significantly increase. A significant increase in claims means more pressure on ACAS and longer waiting times for cases to…

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Exit Interviews: Are you ready to hear the truth?

When a reliable and committed employee decides to leave a company they have worked in for a while, often their boss will wonder what drove them away. Such reflection is required to enable effective improvements in ensuring staff retention. Often when someone is leaving a company, they will be more honest about what could be done differently and why they no longer felt as though they fit in their workplace. An exit interview is a sound idea to gauge exactly…

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The Ways That HR Can Support Bereaved Employees

As we have seen the debilitating effects of the coronavirus on a lot of people in recent months, many people have lost their loved ones along the way. It is important for HR to support their employees in situations like this.  The pandemic has caused a massive increase in the number of people grieving the loss of a loved one, and often long after compassionate leave employees are still feeling the effects of grief on their day-to-day life, which can…

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Effective Changes to Consider for Your HR Department

If your business operates with an in-house HR department, arguably it has a pivotal role in delivering all the key elements that ensure the smooth and strategic running of the company. Namely, on boarding and employee engagement, training and development, company policies and contracts, and dealing with any employee issues. These all have equal weighting to ensure the success of the company.   The pandemic has meant adapting and thinking outside of the box; HR has also seen the development of…

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Why You Should Not Attend Work When Self-Isolating!

With Covid cases soaring, more and more people are being told to self-isolate after coming into contact with someone who has tested positive. If you yourself have needed to take a test and test positive, all your details are stored in the name of public health. Therefore, you must self-isolate to ensure you curve the spread of the coronavirus. Many people feel they can avoid self-isolating and continue going to work as normal in situations where they only have to…

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The Right To Working From Home

While the official government advice continues to implore employers to encourage staff to work from home where this is possible (the simple reason is to avoid exposure to people outside someone’s household as much as possible and to avoid overcrowding on public transport, which is, despite the reduction of the 2m rule, running at around 30% capacity to the pre-pandemic normal), a growing number of backbench MPs as well as employers want staff to return to their offices. This has led…

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Marital Status – a protected characteristic

When we speak to employers about potential risks linked to protected characteristics listed in the Equality Act 2010 it is usually about disabilities or maternity. Every now and then it may be linked to race or sexual orientation. We have yet to come across discrimination based on marital status and we are not alone – however, the first ever ruling by the Employment Tribunal on Direct Marital Status Discrimination has just been published and the claimant was successful. The employer was also…

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Furlough… followed by redundancy

At first glance the government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme seemed not only generous but also, considering how quickly it was conceived, a great solution in order to avoid mass unemployment. The numbers are clear about that – there are currently 8.4 million furloughed employees across the country. The harsh reality is that the large majority of them would now be unemployed without the scheme. So far so good. However, with the lockdown now in its third month, more and more businesses are…

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