Employment law

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Workers paid less than minimum wage to pick berries destined for UK supermarkets
Exclusive: Workers in Portugal picking berries ending up on the shelves of Marks & Spencer, Waitrose and Tesco allege exploitative conditions

Beatriz Ramalho da Silva and Corinne Redfern, in Odemira

25, Jan, 2022 @6:30 AM

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UK firms weigh risks of forcing their staff to get coronavirus jabs
By differentiating between jabbed and unjabbed workers, some firms are stepping into a legal minefield

Joanna Partridge

22, Jan, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Morrisons’ cut in sick pay for unvaccinated workers is cruel. It needs to rethink | Jasmine Andersson
In the name of public health a growing list of big companies are passing the costs of Covid on to their employees, says writer Jasmine Andersson

Jasmine Andersson

19, Jan, 2022 @12:13 PM

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Next cuts sick pay for unvaccinated staff who are self-isolating
Unions express concern over policy as lawyers warn companies could face discrimination claims

Joanna Partridge

13, Jan, 2022 @6:52 PM

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The trouble with Roblox, the video game empire built on child labour
Young developers on the platform used by many millions of children claim they have been financially exploited, threatened with dismissal and sexually harassed

Simon Parkin

09, Jan, 2022 @10:00 AM

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Great Ormond Street children’s hospital guards to strike in dispute over sick pay
Staff working for an outsourcing firm owned by Tory donor Michael Ashcroft are planning a walkout over a denial of their employment rights

Tom Wall

25, Dec, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Barrister who sued after colleague asked him to stop farting loses case
Lawyer said flatulence was caused by heart medication and argued the request violated his dignity

Tom Ambrose

21, Dec, 2021 @4:02 PM

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Some UK firms allow ‘work from office’ if needed for mental health
Employers take flexible approach to Boris Johnson’s plan B ‘work from home’ guidance

Jasper Jolly and Joanna Partridge

09, Dec, 2021 @6:30 PM

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Menulog makes case for new award for delivery riders in gig economy shake-up
Company’s lawyer tells Fair Work Commission Australia’s existing road transport award does not recognise on-demand nature of industry

Josh Taylor

06, Dec, 2021 @6:28 AM

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Unite will use ‘brains as well as brawn’ to fight bad employers, says boss
Sharon Graham is building a team of analysts to identify areas where workers can gain leverage over firms that play hardball

Randeep Ramesh

02, Dec, 2021 @8:00 PM

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Here’s why my baby was banned from parliament – and why we must all fight this | Stella Creasy
This is not about me. It’s about the rights of all women and the obstacles that stop us playing a full role in our politics, says Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy

Stella Creasy

25, Nov, 2021 @11:33 AM

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UK Covid scheme indirectly discriminated against maternity leave takers, court rules
But ruling will not allow self-employed women whose income support was hit during pandemic to claim rebates

Alexandra Topping

24, Nov, 2021 @12:45 PM

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