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Acas launches new stress at work guidance

Acas have launched new guidance to help managers support staff who may be suffering from stress including five signs that managers should watch out for to help them spot stressed-out staff.

Article by: Makbool Javaid | Published: 15 November 2017

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Non-reappointment was because of misconduct not religious belief

The removal of a Christian as a Trust non-executive director was because he failed to inform the Trust he would be appearing in the media saying it is ‘not normal’ to be adopted by a single parent or same sex couple.

Article by: Makbool Javaid | Published: 14 November 2017

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Working carers hide caring duties from employers

A study from Aviva has revealed that almost a million UK workers could be secretly juggling carer responsibilities with their jobs, because they are nervous about telling employers.

Article by: Makbool Javaid | Published: 9 November 2017

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ONS stats show gender pay gap increase to 18.4%

Latest ONS statistics show that while the gender pay gap for full-time employees decreased to 9.1% in April 2017, from 9.4% in 2016, the net gap for both full and part-time employees increased to 18.4%.

Article by: Makbool Javaid | Published: 8 November 2017

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Employee who ‘humped the table’ unfairly dismissed

The dismissal of an employee with 39 years’ service, who simulated a sex act, was found to be unreasonable as such behaviour had been tolerated by the employer from him and others for years.

Article by: Makbool Javaid | Published: 6 November 2017