Black barrister misidentified many times in one day at court

Royal Courts of Justice. Photo: REX/Shutterstock. A black barrister was yesterday (23 September) stopped and mistaken for a defendant several times in one day at her court workplace. Alexandra Wilson revealed on Twitter that firstly, a security guard had stopped her entering the building and said he needed to look up her name on the …

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Include asbestos risk awareness in NHS staff training, study recommends

Photo: Shutterstock Awareness of asbestos risk and the possibility of a mesothelioma diagnosis should be added to the mandatory training for new NHS staff, given that asbestos is present in many hospital buildings, a report has recommended. A University of Sheffield study into the impact of asbestos-related cancer and mesothelioma on healthcare staff found that …

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Job Support Scheme: two thirds of two thirds?

The graphic tweeted by HM Treasury that clarified the maths. As announcements go, it was far from the clearest. It was only when the above graphic was tweeted by HM Treasury that people properly understood. Rob Moss relays reaction from think tanks, lobby groups, employment bodies and lawyers on the Chancellor’s announcement of the Job …

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Dismissed Lidl worker claims to follow ancient Hellenistic philosophy

Zeno of Citium/Lidl. Photo: Shutterstock An employment judge has ruled that Stoicism – a Hellenistic philosophy from the third century BC – is a protected characteristic as he considered the case of a former Lidl supermarket worker who was sacked after offending colleagues. Communications worker Samuel Jackson argued that his philosophical beliefs, formulated by Zeno …

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Test and trace app a key part in jobs effort, says Boris Johnson

Prime Minister Boris Johnson Photo: WIktor Szymanowicz/NurPhoto/PA Images The Prime Minister has pinned hopes on the new test and trace app, along with the measures announced today by the chancellor Rishi Sunak, as a key driver in preserving jobs. Speaking in Northamptonshire where he was talking to the police about enforcing new coronavirus laws, Boris …

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Facing an annual leave backlog? Employers’ questions answered

Shutterstock After the government’s announcement this week that stricter coronavirus restrictions could be in place for a further six months – as the pandemic alert level was upgraded from three to four – it’s clear that employers are unlikely to be bombarded with holiday requests in the months to come. But how should HR teams …

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Security guard called ‘honey’ by manager wins £10k in sex discrimination case

Willy Barton / Shutterstock.com A store security guard who was repeatedly called ‘honey’ by her manager, had her hours reduced and was denied the ability to take holiday has won more than £10,000 at an employment tribunal for sexual harassment, direct sex discrimination and unfair dismissal. Peta Jessemey was employed by Lodge Services as a …

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New coronavirus jobs protection measures to be revealed today

David Cliff/NurPhoto/PA Images Chancellor Rishi Sunak will today announce his plans for protecting jobs after the furlough scheme closes at the end of October. The new scheme is widely speculated to be similar to Germany’s Kurzarbeit (‘short-time work’) system, in which the German government pays at least 60% of wages for the time an employee …

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Coronavirus only proves that SMEs need employee benefits

Employee benefits have already proven their worth during the Covid-19 pandemic, but Steve Herbert believes they’ll become more important to employers of all sizes – not just large ones – in the months ahead. I first joined an embryonic UK employee benefits industry in the mid-1980s, and back then the range of benefits offered to …

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EU immigration: two fifths of firms won’t reallocate roles to Britons

Lightspring / Shutterstock Nine out of 10 UK businesses believe the recruitment of EU nationals plays an important role in their UK operations, but despite potential losses of EU employees, two fifths of businesses do not plan on reallocating roles to Britons. According to a report released today by immigration law firm Fragomen, 41% of …

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