Fleixble working, ELiAction

Flexible Working

Flexible Working Flexible working is on the rise and has traditionally been associated with the needs of parents and careers. However, most employers now recognise that it makes good business sense to provide flexible working opportunities for their staff. A recent YouGov survey found that only 6% of people in the UK work the traditional…

modern slavery, Human Trafficking

Review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015

The Government has commissioned an independent review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 The Home Office have launched an independent review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA), after a report claims modern slavery costs the UK up to £4.3bn a year. The objective of the review is to understand how the MSA is operating…

absence, sick leave, dismissed

Managing Employee Sickness and Absence

Managing Employee Sickness and Absence Employee absence is a significant cost to the majority of businesses in the UK and managing sickness absence is a key issue for employers. As well as the direct costs of employee absence (paying sick pay and paying another individual to perform the absent employee’s work), high levels of absence can demotivate…

Sexual Harassment

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace The Women and Equalities Committee call for new laws to protect workers The Women and Equalities Commission (a parliamentary committee) has produced a report on Sexual Harassment in the Workplace. Sexual harassment at work is far from a new problem and a BBC survey in November 2017 found that 40%…

caste discrimination

Caste Discrimination

Caste Discrimination The UK government has decided not to legislate for caste discrimination as a protected characteristic but instead rely on emerging case-law in courts. Every Hindu acquires caste at birth and the 1.5 million-strong Indian community in UK has been deeply divided on the issue. Hindu, Sikh and Jain lobbies deny that caste-based discrimination…