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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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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Pros and Cons of Social Media in the workplace

First question; do you have any private social media accounts? Now be honest, just between us, have you ever looked at them during working time or made comment about your employer or colleagues? Did you stop and think about the potential consequences before you pressed the ‘post’ button? With the influence of social media (Twitter,

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Combating sexual harassment in the workplace

What is sexual harassment, and does it matter? Under section 26 of the Equality Act 2010 three types of harassment are prohibited in relation to the protected characteristic of sex, as follows: • Sex-related harassment i.e. unwanted conduct related to the protected characteristic of sex; • Harassment of a sexual nature i.e. unwanted conduct of

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Helping you understand the latest on workplace dress-codes

You may have seen a lot in the news recently regarding what employers can and cannot tell their employees to wear in the workplace, with questions being asked about whether or not employers can make it compulsory for women to wear high heels, or ban them from wearing Muslim headscarves. Whilst reports such as the

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