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Listed below are the biggest stories you may have missed on HRreview this week.

Harry Potter star Emma Watson launches free workplace sexual harassment helpline 

Emma Watson, actress and feminist activist, launched a free helpline for women to report sexual harassment in the workplace and receive free legal advice from female lawyers. This is the first of its kind in England or Wales.

Is your business spying on your online activity?

Over a fifth (22 per cent) of businesses monitor their employees online. Some professionals agreed monitoring employees can be helpful to a company. However, they also emphasised employees must be informed exactly how they will be monitored in order to comply with GDPR.

Third of managers do not act on points raised by employees in 1-2-1 meetings

A third of managers do not follow up on points that are raised by their employees when they have check-ins or one-to-one meetings. This was found out by a survey that was conducted by Appraisd.

Women in tech find it harder to progress career due to gender 

More than half (51 per cent) of women in the tech industry said that someone has insinuated that being a woman will stall their career. As well as almost a quarter (23 per cent) of females in the tech industry stating that they have missed out on a promotion due to their gender.

HSE fine Clancy Docwra £1 million for death of employee

Clancy Docwra, the UK construction firm has been fined £1 million for breaching health and safety legislation which resulted in the death of an employee.

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Monica Sharma is an English Literature graduate from the University of Warwick. As Editor for HRreview, her particular interests in HR include issues concerning diversity, employment law and wellbeing in the workplace. Alongside this, she has written for student publications in both England and Canada. Monica has also presented her academic work concerning the relationship between legal systems, sexual harassment and racism at a university conference at the University of Western Ontario, Canada.