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Age discrimination cases rise sharply at Tribunals

The number of age discrimination complaints to employment tribunals increased by 74% in the past year, new research has suggested. According to Rest Less, a website “community” for people over-50, the number of receipts under …

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TUC research points to employment downside of AI

TUC research has found that the use of ‘objective’ artificial intelligence (AI) is more likely to exacerbate discrimination and unconscious bias in the workplace and open up employers to complaints and legal challenges. The study …

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Protect survey shows whistleblowing law needs fixing

As part of its Let’s Fix UK Whistleblowing Law campaign the Whistleblowing charity Protect commissioned a YouGov survey of 2,005 people in March-April 2021 to find out how UK workers felt about whistleblowing in their …

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£28.5 billion – the cost of workplace conflict

A recent report by Acas https://www.acas.org.uk/costs-of-conflict  has found that the cost of workplace conflict to UK organisations is in the region of £28.5 billion annually. The research estimates that close to 10 million people experience …

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End of furlough “will lead to spike in tribunals”

A study by insurance brokerage Gallagher has warned of a surge in Tribunal claims when the government’s furlough scheme ends in September this year as employers make staffing cuts they have been putting off. This …

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Pandemic has changed relationship between employers and their staff, survey reveals

  A survey of 900 employees, conducted by MetLife, found almost three-quarters (72 per cent) felt their relationship with their employer had changed because of their response to the coronavirus crisis. Nearly half (47 per …

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