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Menopause in the workplace

27th April 2022

Menopause In The Workplace

Research by BUPA concluded that almost a million workers left their jobs before the pandemic due to experiencing menopause symptoms. A further poll by Research without Borders found the primary reasons for those leaving the workforce. These included the high pressures placed on them, the lack of flexible working arrangements to manage their symptoms, and a lack […]

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22nd February 2022

Employment Law Bulletin – February 2022

There have been a number of employment law and HR updates making the news in February. In our latest blog, we take a look at these events. Wales: Suggestion of 4-Day Working Week Trial The Future Generations Commissioner for Wales has called on the Welsh Government to trial a shorter working week. A new report, […]

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10th November 2021

Applying For Medical Exemption From Vaccination 

The Government has recently legislated to require employees working in Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulated care homes in England to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or to provide proof that they are medically exempt from vaccination.  There has been a concern since the legislation was introduced that the process for obtaining an exemption was uncertain […]

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8th September 2021

Surfacing Driver Takes One For The Road

Many employers have seen a reduction in sickness instances over the last sixteen months of the pandemic; furlough, flexible working and operating from home are significant contributing factors to this positive development.  A more fluid approach to work continues to improve the physical and mental well-being of the employee, and innovations in the support offered […]

4th August 2021

The “Kost” Of Bargaining Behind The Unions’ Back?

Collective bargaining describes the process by which workers negotiate terms of employment, through their union representatives; unions will most likely pre-negotiate, before negotiating and attempting to reach contractual agreement on a particular matter.  This process is pro-employee and certainly gives a voice to workers in the betterment of their wages and working conditions.  As well […]

1st July 2021

“I Do Not Agree With What You Have To Say, But I Defend Your Right To Say It.”

CGD Europe, a subsidiary of the Centre for Global Development decided not to renew Maya Forstater’s visiting fellow contract and offered no further consultancy work, following an investigation into a series of tweets that expressed her views on gender.  In 2019 she lodged a discrimination claim which the ET dismissed, finding that her comments were […]