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Half of all women have experienced sexual harassment at work

Fawcett Society looking into the UK's sex discrimination laws has called for a number of changes to the legal system, including strengthening the laws on sexual harassment at work to protect women from harassment by third parties and extending protection from pregnancy discrimination to 6 months after maternity leave ends.

Contributor: Emma O'Leary | Published: 27 January 2018


Uber has consistently denied it is a transport company

GMB, the drivers’ union, has welcomed a ruling from the European Court of Justice (ECJ) this morning that Uber is a transport company and not a digital service as the company had argued.

Contributor: Tim Roache, General Secretary - GMB | Published: 31 December 2017

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If Music be the food of arguments

Despite the best intention of employers, a large number of offices (43 percent) give control of the playlist to one person and this has a negative impact on morale. 73 percent of workers in offices that allow music and have the playlist controlled by one person said they are more likely to be unhappy as they haven’t contributed anything. Some people went as far to say that it has resulted in arguments or heated discussions.

Contributor: Gareth Jones | Published: 21 November 2017

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Main causes of office disputes

78 million working hours are lost every year as workers search for stolen items.  Research from Brother UK, a supplier of technology solutions for business, has revealed the top five popular causes of office disputes, with gossip coming top. Over a third (34 percent) of office workers cited gossiping about colleagues and management as the leading reason for arguments and disruption in the office.

Contributor: Phil Jones | Published: 16 November 2017

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Total direct compensation rises sharply

When analyzed by revenue range to identify variances, General Counsel at companies with between $1 billion and $5 billion in revenue received the largest percentage increase of 8.1 percent from fiscal years 2015 to 2016, or a median $1.5 million in total compensation.

Contributor: John Gilmore | Published: 13 October 2017

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Royal Mail strike a Christmas calamity

ParcelHero says its vital people are made aware of courier alternatives; but warns concerted strike action will lead to delays and cancellations across the delivery network. As the Communication Workers Union (CWU) Royal Mail workers voted by 89.1 percent to take strike action in a dispute over changes to their pension scheme.

Contributor: David Jinks | Published: 5 October 2017

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2017 Brexit and the gig economy law will dominate

The two main topics set to continue dominating headlines throughout the year - Brexit and the gig economy. ELAS Legal Services Manager Geoff Isherwood takes a look at what we can expect

Contributor: Geoff Isherwood | Published: 7 January 2017