PBS HR Newsletter – November 2018

Reports of obesity discrimination on the increase

Recent research by the World Obesity Foundation (WOF) reveals that 62% of adults surveyed have experienced discrimination at work on account of their weight.  Read more….

High Court rules Lloyds must pay up to £150 million to female members of its pension scheme

In a landmark ruling, the high court has ruled that the Lioyds Banking Group must equalise its pension payments for men and women, after three women brought a claim for sex discrimination, complaining their pension incomes were increasing at a lower rate than those of their male colleagues. Read more ….

Acas reports increase in the number of pre-tribunal conciliations

Since 2014, those who intend to bring a claim to an employment tribunal have to first notify Acas of their intention to do so, unless an exemption applies. Acas then offer an impartial conciliation process where both parties are given the opportunity to settle the matter at this pre-tribunal stage. Read more ….

Research reveals that 3 million workers exaggerate their hours

HR News reports on recent research which reveals that many staff exaggerate the hours they work, resulting in increased pay bills for employers. As we approach the busy Christmas season, Britain’s businesses, particularly in the retail, leisure and hospitality sectors are urged to put in place fairer shift patterns.  Read more ….

Mental ill health in the workplace is increasing

As reported last year, the Farmer-Stevenson review, ‘Thriving at Work’, highlighted that an estimated 300,000 people lose their jobs each year due to mental ill health.  More recent research published by the CIPD shows that mental health is becoming an ever increasing challenge.  Read more ….

Half of UK workers search for a new job whilst at work

One of the top job search sites, Monster.co.uk has revealed research which shows that half of UK workers are searching for new jobs while at their desks, with 49% of job searches via Monster’s mobile app taking place between 9am-5pm.  The research also found that more people than ever are now searching on the go for their perfect job. Read more ….

This newsletter was curated by Nicole Squires, MA, Chartered MCIPD, an Executive Consultant at People Based Solutions. People Based Solutions is an HR support company that specialises in supporting small and medium sized businesses meet all of their HR commitments. If you want to know how People Based solutions can help you meet your HR and Employment Law obligations click here for your free HR Health Check. Alternatively, you can call us on 01925 425 857, send an e-mail to enquries@peoplebasedsolutions.co.uk or Click Here to visit our website.