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Labour floats new sexual harassment at work protections

15 June 2018

Speaking at the BFAWU conference this week, leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn vowed to clamp down on sexual harassment in the workplace.

Real wages remain stagnant

15 June 2018

New figures from the Office for National Statistics this week revealed that real wage growth has remained stagnant after years of falling behind pre-recession levels.

High Court judge agrees gig workers have human right to apply for collective bargaining

15 June 2018

A High Court judge has agreed that couriers working for gig employer Deliveroo have a human right to apply for the creation of a collective bargaining unit.

Plumber is a 'worker' confirms Supreme Court

14 June 2018

Gary Smith, a plumber who worked solely for Pimlico Plumbers for six years, was misclassified by the company as an independent contractor and was in fact a worker with employment rights, the Supreme Court has confirmed.

IPPR repeats recommendations of IER

14 June 2018

In a new report this week, think tank the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) repeated the recommendations made by the Institute of Employment Rights (IER) for employment law reform.

Fat cat pay ratio requirements don’t go far enough

14 June 2018

The government this week announced new legislation that will require the largest companies in the UK to report on and justify the pay ratios between the average worker and the highest earning ones.

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