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    Why domestic abuse is a workplace safety issue

    Employers can play a vital role in supporting victims of domestic abuse, through steps like creating a culture where employees feel comfortable asking for help.

    By Lucy Horitz, Employers’ Initiative on Domestic Abuse on 23 May 2022

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    Employers must challenge stigma of menopause, says new report

    Just 30 per cent of women who took time off to deal with the menopause shared the real reason with their employer or line manager, a study by the Fawcett Society has found.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 03 May 2022

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    Clearing the air on asbestos dangers to women

    Asbestos is killing more and more women every year. But evidence shows many still aren’t aware of the disease and how it can be acquired at work. This indicates they are more at risk.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 04 April 2022

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    Menopause at work: why support is crucial

    Put simply, the menopause is an issue which can no longer be ignored by any employer. We will unpick why that is the case as we examine not just the legal and human resources (HR) issues at play but also wider shifting societal attitudes to all matters menopause.

    By Anna Fletcher and Vivienne Reeve, Gowling WLG law firm on 25 November 2021

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    Women made to feel ‘incapable of doing their job’ because of menopause

    An MP has called for workplace menopause policies to be made mandatory, to help women work through what can be the most difficult time of their lives.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 10 June 2021

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    Domestic abuse – employers can provide support

    Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, we have been told to stay at home. For millions of us though, home isn’t a safe place.

    By Lyndsey Dearlove, Hestia on 22 February 2021

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    Supermarket workers in landmark equal pay case

    The Supreme Court will decide on one of the UK’s biggest equal pay cases, as lawyers representing more than 43,000 supermarket workers at Asda will insist their work is comparable to more highly paid warehouse workers.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 13 July 2020

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    Rise in female mesothelioma deaths sheds new light on asbestos risk

    Britain may be facing a “new wave” of asbestos-related deaths among women, a lawyer has said after the latest HSE statistics revealed around one in six deaths from mesothelioma are females.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 27 February 2020

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    Labour announces ‘bold’ menopause at work policy

    Menopausal women should be treated by firms as if they have a long-term fluctuating health condition, which needs the appropriate support from workplaces, Labour has announced.

    By Belinda Liversedge on 24 September 2019

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    In the hot seat: why your chair is a health hazard

    Evidence suggests that prolonged sitting is a serious health hazard. Should office workers be worried?

    By Belinda Liversedge on 31 July 2019