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17 January, 2020

Government to survey UK employees about experiences of sexual harassment

TUC welcomes 'important survey that will help us all understand the scale of sexual harassment in our workplaces'

15 January, 2020

Equality and Human Rights Commission issues new guidance for employers on tackling sexual harassment and harassment at work

'It is time for all employers to step up action against misconduct and protect their staff from harassment', says Commission chief executive

9 January, 2020

House of Commons votes against negotiating a comprehensive agreement with the EU protecting workers’ rights

Proposed new clause of Withdrawal Agreement Bill defeated by 344 votes to 255

8 January, 2020

Resolution Foundation calls for stronger enforcement of mimimum wage

New report estimates that just 13 per cent of underpayments were detected by HMRC in 2017/2018

8 January, 2020

6 January, 2020

2 January, 2020

National Living Wage to increase by 6.2 per cent in April 2020

New rate for workers aged 25 and over will be £8.72 per hour

20 December, 2019

Government removes protections for workers’ rights from EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill

Change means that rights that currently form part of EU law would not be protected once the transition or implementation period has ended

19 December, 2019

Queen’s Speech introduces new Employment Bill to ‘enhance workers’ rights and support flexible working’

Bill includes provision to introduce new right for workers to request a more predictable contract and to make flexible working the default position

16 December, 2019

16 December, 2019

13 December, 2019

Almost £18 million has been paid in refunded Employment Tribunal fees since October 2017

MoJ reports that 22,000 refund payments have been made up to the end of September 2019

5 December, 2019

2 December, 2019

Disabled people on average earn 12.2 per cent less than non-disabled people, says ONS

New statistics also show that disabled employees with a mental impairment have the largest pay gap at 18.6 per cent

2 December, 2019

27 November, 2019

27 November, 2019

Employment commitments in the Scottish National Party 2019 election manifesto

Key pledges include extension of maternity leave period and increase in maternity and paternity pay

25 November, 2019

Employment commitments in the Conservative Party Manifesto 2019

Party outlines package of measures that it says will ensure that ‘it always pays to work’

25 November, 2019