Lauren Chiren

    Navigating the menopause maze: why employers must act

    The symptoms of the menopause can have a hugely detrimental impact on a worker’s performance and attendance, but measures such as allowing flexible working arrangements will go a long way to retaining and supporting the affected individuals.

    By Lauren Chiren, Women of a Certain Stage on 30 November 2023

    Diane Lightfoot

    Workplace adjustments for disabled employees: time to move from ‘why’ to ‘why not’

    Workplace adjustments or accommodations are pivotal in enabling disabled employees to thrive. That’s the message we hear consistently from our 550+ members and partners and that’s why workplace adjustments are one of the 10 pillars of Business Disability Forum’s Disability Smart framework.

    By Diane Lightfoot, Business Disability Forum on 01 December 2023

    Kate Gibbs

    Mental health – the invisible adversary for HGV drivers

    Long and lonely hours at the wheel can wreak a heavy toll on the mental wellbeing of HGV drivers, so it’s essential haulage companies do everything they can both to reduce the work-related causes of stress and create an open and accepting environment where drivers feel comfortable reaching out for support with their mental health.

    By Kate Gibbs, Road Haulage Association on 07 November 2023

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    Why we need a Respect at Work Code to better protect employees from bullying

    We turn to the law to protect us and to provide a recourse to justice. If you have been a target of bullying behaviour, no such framework exists, unless you are able to identify that the detriment you have experienced is associated with a protected characteristic.

    By Rachael Maskell MP on 06 November 2023

    Newton Phil

    Work-related suicide: a complex picture

    Recent high-profile cases of suicide with an apparent link to work pressure provide a timely reminder of the need for employers to both reduce the risk of work-related stress and support the mental wellbeing of their teams.

    By Phil Newton, Pinsent Masons LLP on 06 October 2023

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    Why we need a new law to protect people from workplace bullying

    A new Parliamentary Bill drafted by the Stop Hurt at Work campaign and introduced by Rachael Maskell MP aims to make it easier for people who experience bullying at work to seek redress through an employment tribunal.

    By Nicki Eyre FRSA, Conduct Change Ltd and the Stop Hurt at Work campaign on 06 October 2023

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    Why you should talk about mental health at work

    As World Mental Health Awareness Day (10 October) approaches, it has never been more important that we all work together to eradicate the stigma and silence around mental health in the workplace, and vitally, that we start the conversation.

    By Sarah Meek, Mates in Mind on 05 October 2023

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    A blast of fresh air in a fog of gloom!

    If you agree that so much in the world right now feels well, frankly, a bit gloomy and depressing, I am delighted to bring you some better, brighter news…

    By Mike Robinson FCA, British Safety Council on 04 October 2023

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    Safe skies maintained, but at what cost?

    At the time of writing, the facts are still emerging about why thousands of UK flights had to be cancelled or delayed on August bank holiday Monday. But the incident raises vital questions for safety professionals everywhere.

    By Mike Robinson FCA, British Safety Council on 20 September 2023

    White Laura

    The impact of insolvency on health and safety duties

    Insolvency proceedings is the phrase used to describe formal measures taken either voluntarily or imposed by a court to deal with a company’s debt.

    By Laura White, Pinsent Masons on 20 September 2023