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 thatContinue reading “Include asbestos risk awareness in NHS staff training, study recommends”

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 ZenoContinue reading “Dismissed Lidl worker claims to follow ancient Hellenistic philosophy”

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, BorisContinue reading “Test and trace app a key part in jobs effort, says Boris Johnson”

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

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% ofContinue reading “EU immigration: two fifths of firms won’t reallocate roles to Britons”