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Significant fall in sickness absence at work

Chris Amys
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The Office for National Statistics has published figures which show a significant fall in sickness absence in the workplace. In 2017, the average number of days taken off work due to sickness was 4.1 days. This is a significant reduction from the average of...

Is workplace monitoring on the rise?

Chris Amys
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The TUC has published new figures revealing 56% of workers believe they are being monitored at work by their employers, such as monitoring their internet browsing history, watching CCTV footage, viewing workplace emails,  and listening into calls on...

Is working 9am-5pm no longer the norm?

Chris Amys
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A recent YouGov poll indicates that fewer people than expected work a traditional 9am-5pm shift. The survey discovered that just 6% of people in the UK work such hours. YouGov’s survey should not come as a surprise to employers as the UK is...

Gender pay gap reporting

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In 2018, organisations across the UK with 250 or more employees published their gender pay gap data for the first time. Unsurprisingly many organisations disclosed they have a gender pay gap, with the average being approximately 18%. However the figure...

Deadline to submit a claim to the Employment Tribunal

Chris Amys
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he recent Employment Appeal Tribunal case of Miah v Axis Security has considered an issue which arose when presenting a claim to the Employment Tribunal close to the limitation deadline. Mr Miah’s deadline to submit his claim of unfair dismissal...

Data breaches significantly up since the introduction of GDPR

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New figures from the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) reveal that there has been a significant increase in the number of potential data breaches reported to the ICO since the introduction of GDPR in May 2018. The number of reported potential...

A post-Christmas marital meltdown?

Alison Webber
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A post-Christmas marital meltdown? Partner Alison Webber gives some seasonal advice It’s not a widely known fact, but for several years post-Christmas divorce rates have seen a steady rise. Data from the Office for National Statistics shows that...

Workers bring equal pay claim against Tesco

Chris Amys
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Over 1,000 workers at Tesco are bringing claims in the Employment Tribunal for equal pay. This is a significant increase from the initial 100 workers who issued claims earlier this year. However, with up to 200,000 workers who could be affected by the claims...

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