Employment law

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Half of UK gig economy workers earn below minimum wage, study reveals
Poor pay, risky work, anxiety and job insecurity reported by delivery, transport and data workers tied to digital platforms

Philippa Kelly

11, May, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Workers’ rights put at risk by plan to scrap EU working hours rules, says TUC
Trade secretary Kemi Badenoch says retained EU law bill will help businesses cut costs

Ben Quinn Political correspondent

10, May, 2023 @6:20 PM

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On-demand UK grocery firms plan to switch riders back to gig contracts
Couriers will be moved to cheaper insecure deals after government fails on promise to bring in new employment bill

Tom Wall

07, May, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Scottish police officers challenge ‘clean-shaven’ policy at tribunal
Police Scotland has told officers to shave off facial hair by end of May so they can use FFP3 face masks

Libby Brooks Scotland correspondent

05, May, 2023 @11:33 AM

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P&O Ferries: prospect of fine over mass sackings is ‘less than remote’
Dubai-owned ferry operator predicts inquiry into its sacking of 786 workers last year will not result in ‘related economic outflow’

Gwyn Topham Transport correspondent

25, Apr, 2023 @12:40 PM

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UK’s rogue boss name and shame register still blank after four years
Government has named no employers who withhold workers’ tribunal awards despite 3,713 notices

Daniel Lavelle

23, Apr, 2023 @7:07 PM

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Spanish firm wrong to fire electrician for drinking alcohol during working day, court rules
High court found electrical company had not proved man was drunk after he was seen drinking beer, wine and brandy at lunch

Sam Jones in Madrid

23, Apr, 2023 @4:05 PM

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‘Robustness’ or bullying: when does firm management cross the line?
As the Dominic Raab case has shown, allegations of bullying can be highly subjective

Esther Addley

22, Apr, 2023 @6:00 AM

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Calls for stricter UK oversight of workplace AI amid fears for staff rights
Campaigners, unions and MPs raise concerns about surveillance and use of ‘management by algorithm’

Heather Stewart

16, Apr, 2023 @11:46 AM

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Sunak’s anti-union laws would make UK ‘international outlier’, lawyers say
Employment experts say proposals are ‘departure from established norms and treaty obligations’

Rowena Mason Whitehall editor

31, Mar, 2023 @3:00 PM

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‘I felt pushed out’: long Covid sufferers fight for fairness in the workplace
Sarah Barley-McMullen says she felt unable to stay in her post as a senior academic as her employers were unwilling to accommodate her needs

Heather Stewart

26, Mar, 2023 @11:01 PM

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Two-thirds of UK workers with long Covid have faced unfair treatment, says report
TUC and charity call for better support and legal right to reasonable adjustments at work for sufferers

Heather Stewart

26, Mar, 2023 @11:01 PM

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