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Long-Term Furlough and Unemployment ‘Scarring’ Workers

Workers who have been on furlough or unemployed for long periods due to the pandemic need greater financial and job-seeking support from the government, according to a report from the Resolution Foundation. Almost two million workers have been out of work or receiving furlough for six months, it said. The think tank found that 700,000 […]

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USERRA Sometimes Requires Paid Leave for Reservists, 7th Cir. Rules

USERRA forbids civilian employers from discriminating against employees because of their past or present military service.

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Imperial College Top Executives Under Scrutiny for Bullying

Two university leaders are under formal investigation by the Office for Students after accusations of bullying staff.

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Western Digital to Pay $7.75m to Settle Claims It Paid Women Less Than Men

The tech industry has a long history of dealing with accusations of pay inequality based on gender and minority status.

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Worker Wins Race Discrimination Claim at Curry Supplier

Mr. Sorby worked for Bradford Management Services at Mumtaz Foods in Bradford, which supplies meals to Indian restaurants and supermarkets.

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Employee Says New Jersey-based Employer Retaliated Against Him for Taking Leave for Coronavirus

News Brief: A former marketing director for New Jersey-based health system Alaris Health has sued the company alleging that it unlawfully fired him after he attempted to return to work following a COVID-19 infection (Domenech v. Alaris Health, LLC, et. al, No. HUD-L-000056-21 (N.J. Jan. 6, 2021)). The plaintiff joined Alaris in 2017, per the […]

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Pay Issues, Harassment and Safety Risks Blight Cleaning Sector

“Dangerous” working conditions were experienced by 60% of cleaning staff, including 38% who were asked to work without proper equipment.

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Irked GM Plant Workers File Petition Against ‘Illegitimate’ Closure

The ‘legal entity’ of General Motors is apparently being sold to Great Wall Motors

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Workers’ Rights May Be Looked at, Business Secretary Confirms

Kwasi Kwarteng confirms that the government is looking at workers’ rights now that the UK does not need to follow EU directives – but has insisted there will not be a ‘bonfire of rights’.

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Court Grants Request for HR Employee to Testify in AU Athletics Race Discrimination Case

The lawsuit alleges that Nakhid was denied an interview.