Menopause at work hit the headlines on 22 February as the Equality and Human Rights Commission issued new guidance on the issue. However, the guidance only affirmed what the law has been for the last fourteen years, and the fact that news coverage trumpeted it as a breakthrough can only mean that employers have not been following the law.
The law judges this on a case-by-case basis. The 2010 Equality Act states that an individual is disabled under the law if they have a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial, long-term, adverse effect on their ability to … Read more
Walk down locked and empty streets alone, arrive for start of shift, it’s bear-the-brunt time to serve some others’ families not your own Going from the home front to the frontline Frozen pay, now tiny, ice-cold ‘offers’, red-bordered bills alert … Read more
Janine will be a key note speaker and workshop leader. Organised by The Centre for Employment, Work and the Professions (CREWS) at Heriot-Watt. Details and registration here. What is the workshop about? The workshop aims to address the challenges faced by UK … Read more
after Gershwin’s song from Porgy and Bess — Summertime and the cost of livin’ ain’t easy Bills are jumpin’ and prices are high Oh, the bosses are rich and the workers are strugglin’ But hush, little baby don’t you cry … Read more