- Ethical Veganism Protected by Law

In a landmark ruling in January 2020, an Employment Tribunal found that a claimant’s ethical veganism qualified as a “philosophical belief”, and therefore, should be protected by law. Under the Equality Act 2010, it is unlawful to discriminate against an individual because of their religion or philosophical belief. The case, brought to Tribunal by vegan

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- Coronavirus – Considerations for Health & Managing Your Workplace

Due to the rapidly changing nature of the Coronavirus situation, and to provide continued support to our readers, we are updating this blog post as news reports and new government directives break, so do check back regularly.  Updates can be found at the end of the post.   Last Updated 22/05/2020 Covid-19, a new addition

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- Presenteeism – Is it worth worrying about?

As we enter a new year and, indeed, a new decade, organisations are looking at ways to get the best out of their business processes and the people working for them, while maintaining a safe, healthy and balanced working environment for all. Absenteeism is an issue many organisations  have been dealing with for some time

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- Manifestos, Pledges & Considerations for Employers

It’s almost time for one of the most anticipated General Elections in the UK’s history. As an Employer, you may be wondering about the implications of a possible change of Government, or changes within an existing Government.  All of the parties’ manifestos make significant pledges and propose extensive changes for current Employment Laws and Regulations,

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- Working mums feel trapped by lack of flexibility

“We expect women to work like they don’t have kids and raise kids like they don’t work.” ~ Amy Westervelt. For November’s blog post, we’re throwing the discussion over to you. A recent survey of 2000 parents on the jobsite workingmums.co.uk, found that 80% of working mums felt trapped in their current role as they

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- The Sandwich Generation?

Do you have Employees who care for children as well as aging relatives? You may even shoulder this responsibility yourself. If so, you and those Employees are members of the ‘Sandwich Generation’. With couples starting their families later, adult children living at home for longer, and increases in life expectancies, the ‘Sandwich Generation’ term applies

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- Workplace Democracy, Decision-Making, and a Brexit State of Mind?

Democracy; can it ever really exist in the truest form, or will there always be a slant of bias in one direction? Front page political news lately has predominantly consisted of Brexit, deal or no deal and whether we should hold another referendum. This had us drawing comparisons between considerations and actions we need to

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- The Global Climate Strike – How Will You Respond?

This September, UK employers may find themselves with an interesting challenge, as climate crisis protesters encourage UK workers to walk out of their workplaces, and strike in support of their student counterparts. The worldwide strike, organised by Global Climate Strike, commencing on 20 September 2019, is encouraging people around the world to “stop ‘business as

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- Managing Stress, Anxiety and Depression in the Workplace

A little healthy stress provides many of us with the drive to do our best and stay focused at work.  However, prolonged and high levels of stress can have the opposite effect and lead to long-term physical and mental health problems for employees, and issues regarding morale, productivity and staff turnover for the organisation they

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