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Could You Be A Trend Setter?

Would YOU give special consideration to a female domestic staff member suffering from period pain? Coexist, a Bristol-based arts centre, became the first in the UK  to offer formal period leave to women so they could work flexibly around their cycle. Now, one national broadcaster, Emma Barnett, has claimed that If men had periods, they …
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Pregnant Worker Dismissed After Request To Opt Out Of 48 Hour Week Wins Tribunal Judgement

A  pregnant care assistant sacked after wanting to opt out of  a 48 hour plus working week has won more than £35,000 in compensation. The case again reinforces how employers must take medical conditions and other factors into consideration when staff request changes to working hours. Mrs. Peart  was unfairly dismissed, the  Middlesbrough Employment Tribunal …
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EU Migrant Post Brexit Salary …

EU Migrant Post Brexit Salary Threshold May Be Reviewed. The £30.000 per annum pre-tax salary threshold for migrant workers post-Brexit may be reviewed, employers of domestic staff will be interested to learn. The possible change to the threshold has been announced by Home Secretary Sajid Javid. https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/politics/news/104817/sajid-javid-orders-review-%C2%A330000-salary-threshold-immigrants-post The present focus on £30,000 originated last year …
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Judges Rule That Paid Voluntary Overtime Should Be Included In Holiday Entitlement

In a legal judgement this month (June 2019 ) the Court of Appeal has ruled that paid voluntary overtime which is taken regularly should be included  in holiday pay calculations, in addition to any “non-guaranteed” overtime.  Earlier this year, in two cases before an Employment Tribunal it was ruled that contrary to the views of …
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M.Ps Committe Calls For A Ban On NDA ‘Gagging’ Clauses

In a major development in the on-going issue of non-disclosure agreements, a committee of MPs is now calling for specific  changes to clauses which, when wrongly used, handcuff employees in taking their case to a tribunal. In some cases say the Women and Equalities Committee, “gagging clauses” in non-disclosure agreements (NDAs)  are being  used to …
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Hidden Health Risks For Pregnant Women And Returning Mothers in Domestic Staff Jobs

A survey by the Equality and Human Rights Commission has found that 41% of pregnant workers feel that their work risked their health. Under the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999, employers must protect the health and safety of new and expectant mothers, while the 2010 Equality Act also provides protection from …
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