How long does the process typically take and what are the sanctions for failing to inform and consult? The Claimant Count is an Experimental Statistic that seeks to measure the number of people claiming benefit principally for the reason of being unemployed. At least two weeks’ leave must be taken after a child’s birth (compulsory maternity leave). How are different types of worker distinguished? Consequently, those that briefly stopped looking for work in the earlier stages of the pandemic, and were therefore classified as economically inactive, are likely to return to unemployment duration estimates in longer-term categories.

Eligible fathers are entitled to one or two weeks’ paternity leave, which is paid at a rate of £148.68 per week (from April 2019).

Is conciliation mandatory before a complaint can proceed? Latest Labour Force Survey (LFS) estimates are based on interviews that took place from the start of July to the end of September 2020. Experimental work with adjusted methodology suggests that during the early stages of lockdown we were understating the full extent of the reduction in hours. 7.4        How are restrictive covenants enforced?

However, those unemployed for over 12 months have also increased by 30,000 on the year; the first annual increase for the long-term unemployed since June to August 2013. The LFS, which collects information mainly from residents of private households, is the preferred source of statistics on employment.

Because of the suspension of face-to-face interviewing in March 2020, we had to make operational changes to the LFS, particularly in the way that we contact households for initial interview, which moved to a "by telephone" approach. This absence would have an impact on the total hours worked. Labour Force Survey single month estimates Dataset X01 | Released 10 November 2020 Labour Force Survey (LFS) single-month estimates of employment, unemployment and economic inactivity have been published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) since 2004.

There was also a combined decrease of 60,000 on the quarter for those aged 35 to 64 years, to 20.06 million. 4.2        What rights, including rights to pay and benefits, does a woman have during maternity leave? A union must obtain support for industrial action from members in a secret ballot, and must provide the employer with details of the ballot and its result. 3.4        Are there any defences to a discrimination claim? 4.1        How long does maternity leave last? A woman returning to work from OML is entitled to return to the job in which she was employed before her maternity leave, on the same terms and conditions, and with the benefit of any general improvement in the terms and conditions. Under the current schemes it is likely that workers would have an expectation of returning to that job and would consider the absence from work as temporary. This is the hub for all special coronavirus-related publications, drawing on all available data.

If pre-claim conciliation is not successful, claims can be lodged with the Employment Tribunal. Between April to June 2020 and July to September 2020, total actual weekly hours worked in the UK saw a record increase of 83.1 million, or 9.9%, to 925.0 million hours (Figure 8).

How does a business sale affect collective agreements? This difference can be significant in a labour market that is experiencing rapid changes. Harassment is conduct related to a protected characteristic which has the purpose or effect of violating an employee’s dignity or creating an intimidating, hostile, degrading, humiliating or offensive environment. Workers can “opt out” of the maximum working week.

For people aged 16 years and over, for July to September 2020: the estimated UK unemployment rate for all people was 4.8%; this is 0.9 percentage points higher than a year earlier and 0.7 percentage points higher than the previous quarter, the estimated UK unemployment rate for men was 5.2%; this is 1.1 percentage points higher than a year earlier and 1.0 percentage point higher than the previous quarter, the estimated UK unemployment rate for women was 4.3%; this is 0.7 percentage points higher than a year earlier and 0.4 percentage points higher than the previous quarter.

More information about the impact of the change in weighting on main LFS indicators published in October 2020 can be found in Dataset X08.

the estimated economic inactivity rate for all people was 20.9%; this is up by 0.1 percentage points on the year but largely unchanged on the quarter, the estimated economic inactivity rate for men was 17.0%; this is up by 0.8 percentage points on the year and up by 0.3 percentage points on the quarter, the estimated economic inactivity rate for women was 24.8%; this is down by 0.7 percentage points on the year and down by 0.2 percentage points on the quarter.

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