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Vaccine passports: what do we need to know?

By Kiri O'Brien on Friday 3rd September

Vaccination passports have been a hot topic over the last few months. Restrictions in the UK have eased, and with over half of the UK adult population now fully vaccinated, the debates surrounding grabbing a jab, and what vaccines mean for our social and professional lives, is ongoing.

Making the transition back to the workplace 

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Thursday 2nd September

Since coronavirus restrictions were lifted on 19 July 2021, thousands of people in the UK have been returning to their offices and places of work after over a year of being encouraged to work from home if possible.

Religious clothing in the workplace

By Kiri O'Brien on Tuesday 17th August

Religion or belief is a protected characteristic, as laid out by the Equality Act 2010. This means that it’s illegal to discriminate against an employee because of their religion or belief – or lack thereof.  Expression of religion or belief can often involve wearing specific items of clothing or jewellery. Whether it’s a crucifix, a […]

Flexible working: is this the future?

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Tuesday 3rd August

Working from home – and indeed flexible working – is a hot topic right now. As restrictions ease, and vaccinations appear to be making a difference despite concerns about mutations, returning to the office looks more and more likely for many of us who have been away since the early months of 2020. But how many of us will want to go back to our desks full time, and how many workers will still expect some level of flexibility with their working hours and location?

It’s time to make ageism old news

By Kiri O'Brien on Tuesday 20th July

Our population is ageing. In the UK, according to the Office for National Statistics, “the population aged 65 years and over is growing faster than other age groups [...] By 2050, it is projected that one in four people in the UK will be aged 65 years and over – an increase from approximately one in five in 2019.” You would think that as communities of older people grow larger, acceptance and inclusivity of these age groups would increase at the same exponential rate; but that sadly isn’t the case.

Disability and the workplace

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Monday 5th July

While employment rates, in general, have taken a hit over the last year, as the pandemic impacted businesses and organisations across the UK, the number of disabled people out of work is significantly more than those who are not disabled. 

The Beauty Bias: when being pretty equals progress

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Monday 14th June

As the saying goes, you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. But as much as we try, there’s no denying that how people look is a huge contributor to how they are treated.

The Anglocentrism of Annual Leave

By Kiri O'Brien on Tuesday 8th June

We live in an ever more diverse and multicultural community, where true equality requires that all races and religions must be treated the same. In the working world, this means that employees of all faiths deserve the right to take time off work to celebrate and mark religious festivals. 

Nurtured by nature: harnessing the benefits on our mental wellbeing at work

By Kirsty Trafford-Owen on Wednesday 26th May

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week 2021, we teamed up with Headworks, the UK’s leading provider of workplace preventive mental health training, to offer an insightful webinar about the benefits of nature on mental health and how to incorporate these into working practices.

IDAHOT 2021: Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia in the Workplace and Beyond

By Kiri O'Brien on Sunday 16th May

May 17th is an important date in the LGBTQI+ calendar, for members of the community and allies alike. It’s the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOT): an event set up in 2004, commemorating the date when the World Health Organisation (WHO) decided to declassify homosexuality as a mental disorder in 1990.

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