UK promotes transgender recruitment guidelines

All people deserve to be free from discrimination at work, says equalities minister As countries around the world make progress on LGBT rights, the UK has stepped up to the plate to promote its recruitment guidelines for transgender employees. The joint guide from membership organisation Inclusive Employers and the Government Equalities Office (GEO) aims to… Continue reading

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Cost of national living wage will put ‘significant pressure’ on struggling councils

LGA says financial benefits of council tax hikes will be mitigated by NLW Local authorities planning to raise council tax to pay for social care will see any financial benefits depleted by the introduction of the national living wage (NLW), the Local Government Association (LGA) has warned. Against a background of impending cuts, the government… Continue reading

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Appeal rejected in landmark holiday pay case

Unison defends ruling at EAT to secure money for workers on commission An appeal in a landmark case on holiday pay has been rejected by the Employment Appeal Tribunal today, meaning people who earn commission will see their pay bumped up to include it. The decision in the long-running saga of British Gas v Lock… Continue reading

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Foreign graduates command 30 per cent pay premium

Employers in finance, IT, compliance and data analysis hire most overseas graduates An analysis of 32,000 university graduates working in the UK has revealed employers are paying a premium of up to 30 per cent to foreign graduates. The analysis, by crowd-sourcing data firm Emolument, confirmed that for jobs with the highest proportions of foreign… Continue reading

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Sexual harassment: tribunal awards £830k to NHS HR director

An employment tribunal has awarded more than £830,000 to an NHS HR director who was constructively dismissed and harassed after she rejected sexual advances from the NHS trust’s chairman. Stephen Simpson rounds up tribunal decisions reported in the previous week. NHS trust’s former HR director wins sexual harassment employment tribunal A former HR director who brought… Continue reading

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