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Equality, Diversity, And Inclusion Is Good For Staff And For Businesses


Taking equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) seriously in the workplace has huge benefits for both staff and businesses. It allows staff to reach their full potential and in turn to be rewarded for their contribution and achievements. It gives businesses a better opportunity to attract and retain the best talent leading to greater innovation, creativity, [...]

Equality, Diversity, And Inclusion Is Good For Staff And For Businesses2023-03-20T17:04:15+00:00

Guidance For Employers On Managing Conflicting Beliefs


Managing conflicting beliefs in the workplace All employees have protection from discrimination because of their religious or philosophical beliefs as this is one of the nine “protected characteristics” under the Equality Act 2010. Employers may find that they are faced with employees who hold conflicting and protected beliefs. This clash of rights is not a [...]

Guidance For Employers On Managing Conflicting Beliefs2022-10-03T15:10:21+01:00

Managing Employees With Long Covid


Managing Employees with Long Covid - Is it the next great unknown? You may have heard my interview last week on BBC Radio Kent about how to handle employees with Long Covid. It’s certainly a hot topic at the moment and is likely to have a significant impact on workforce management. Here are a few [...]

Managing Employees With Long Covid2022-08-01T12:04:02+01:00

The Rise of Indirect Sex Discrimination Claims


Flexible working requests The post-pandemic workplace is of course very different, and we are all still learning to handle the ‘new normal’. One of the key developments has been the significant increase in flexible, hybrid and homeworking. These changes are very likely to lead to a corresponding increase in indirect sex discrimination claims from women [...]

The Rise of Indirect Sex Discrimination Claims2022-07-07T15:44:44+01:00

Staff at P&O Ferries – Know Your Redundancy Rights


Staff at P&O Ferries - Know Your Redundancy Rights Today P&O Ferries told 800 of their staff via a video call that they were being made redundant with immediate effect. This was understandably met with outrage as it became clear that the crew were being replaced by agency staff. Almost Certainly Unfair Suggests Redundancy Solicitor [...]

Staff at P&O Ferries – Know Your Redundancy Rights2022-04-29T10:29:16+01:00

Hybrid Working


Hybrid Working – Is It Here To Stay And What Are The Consequences For Employers? Before the Covid-19 pandemic there were an estimated 18% of employees in the UK doing some form of homeworking with only 2% working mainly from home. Now at least 37% of employees are regularly working from home with 22% always [...]

Hybrid Working2022-03-14T11:17:49+00:00

The Right to Disconnect


What is the right to disconnect and what is the UK doing about it? Despite Covid restrictions lifting allowing workers to return to the workplace, just 1 in 5 businesses aim to bring workers back into the office for five days a week. With the lines between work and home life becoming increasingly blurred due [...]

The Right to Disconnect2022-01-24T14:52:29+00:00

The Menopause – The Final Workplace Taboo?


Mishandling a menopausal worker could have serious implications for your business – Employers need to know the risks and the steps to take to avoid costly claims and disputes arising. With a reported seven out of ten women in work in the UK being of menopausal age (the average age being 51), employers need to [...]

The Menopause – The Final Workplace Taboo?2021-12-06T10:07:55+00:00

Care Homes – Are You Ready For Mandatory Covid Vaccination?


A BBC Radio Kent Interview With Henry Doswell. The government is on the verge of legislating for the mandatory vaccination of care home staff. However, there is likely to be a 16-week grace period before any enforcement. If you are a care home employer, you still have time to prepare…. Please take a few minutes [...]

Care Homes – Are You Ready For Mandatory Covid Vaccination?2021-11-22T16:14:31+00:00

The Potential Pitfalls Of Hybrid Working in 2021


Hybrid Working May Provide A Better Work/Life Balance For Employees But Employers Must Be Wary Of The Potential Pitfalls. With the latest news of a possible third wave and a good chance that the government will not be lifting all restrictions on social distancing on 21 June, many employers have already started to evaluate their [...]

The Potential Pitfalls Of Hybrid Working in 20212021-06-02T11:47:04+01:00
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