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If you’ve ever been bullied or harassed at work, you’ll understand the significant impact this kind of toxic behaviour can have on your wellbeing.

Soon, however, employers could be required to establish processes for reporting, investigating, and punishing bullying in their firms. Rachael Maskell, MP for York Central, presented a bill to parliament ...

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Back in July 2019, the government opened a consultation on reforming parental leave. The response to this consultation was delayed by the coronavirus pandemic but was eventually published a couple of months ago – and the good news is, changes are set to be made to the way in which employees can take time off to be with their family at such a crucial ...

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A head baker recently won £15,000 in an unfair dismissal case after he was sacked from his job at an artisan bread shop in Dorset for making loaves with too many holes in them.

How did this happen? Because during the tribunal, it came to light that the problem wasn’t so much with WHY he was dismissed, but the way his employer went about it. ...

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Have you thought about bringing in Summer Fridays for your staff?

A policy whereby companies allow their employees to leave at 12pm every Friday during the summer months has gone down a treat at larger firms like Kellogg’s, Asos and PwC.

In fact, according to a 2022 report, most workers at PwC said the new rule positively impacted ...

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With the summer holidays just around the corner, many of us are looking forward to taking some much-needed time off work and recharging our batteries.

But did you know that more than 60% of workers in the UK failed to take all their allocated leave in 2022?

There are two problems with this. Firstly, employees are effectively losing ...

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We’ve touched on this before – but here’s a timely reminder for employers that the Carer’s Leave Bill is on track to come into force in 2024 after being approved in the House of Lords back in May.

The new law will enable employees to take up to one week of unpaid carer’s leave every year (not necessarily all in one go).

We’re expecting ...

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Recently, one man made the headlines when he was spotted wearing a potentially offensive t-shirt to the FA Cup final. He was photographed wearing a Manchester United shirt with writing that appeared to refer to the 97 fans who died as a result of the Hillsborough disaster back in 1989. He was eventually charged with displaying threatening or abusive ...

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