Age discrimination tribunals rising

The number of age discrimination claims taken to employment tribunals has seen a dramatic increase in England and Wales, according to an analysis of the latest Ministry of Justice data. Age discrimination claims increased by 74% in the last year, with a 176% rise in...

Call to ban out-of-hours emails from bosses

Prospect, a trade union is calling for the government to give employees a legally binding ‘right to disconnect.’ This would ban bosses from “routinely emailing or calling” outside of working hours, and any emails sent at these times could be automatically deleted to...

Why businesses should celebrate time off

Burnout continues to be a big problem in the workplace, and the stats back this up. In a recent survey of 2,000 office workers conducted by Spill, a mental health management company, 51% of UK workers said that they have experienced symptoms of burnout over the past...

Tribunal claims rise by 82% in 2020

Recent figures from the Ministry of Justice have revealed a rise in multiple cases brought to employment tribunals. Between October and December 2020, single claims increased by 25% compared with the same period in 2019, but there was an 82% rise in multiple cases...

Opening up the conversation around mental health

According to Mind, the mental health charity, in the UK around one in four adults will experience a mental health issue at some point in their lifetime. It could easily be the person sitting next to you. Like physical health, we all have mental health – it’s just that...