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  In many situations, women’s Menopause is still a taboo subject, but in the workplace, including that of your domestic staff, it has to be recognised and taken into account. In 2017 the government published a report “Menopause: effects on women s’ economic participation.” Prior to that...

In 2020, the government will introduce a new leave entitlement, bereavement leave, being a statutory entitlement, it will be paid leave. There is currently no requirement for you as an employer to grant leave in these harrowing times , although common decency comes into play an...

Despite repeated publicity promotions and warnings to employers - including of course those of domestic and household staff - of not paying the legal minimum wage, a record £15.6 million worth of underpayment has been uncovered by the government in just the last year. As a...

You would like to think that when your domestic/Household staff are working for you, that even on their days off,  they are not working for anyone else. But according to a report by Henley Business School, 40% of employees have a job on the side to...

With some claims by employees and former employees of discrimination at Employment Tribunals, one can easily see how an employer crossed the line. However, with some you might think; “Well, that took me by surprise.” A recent case in Belgium might come under that umbrella. A...

Continued exposure of deficiencies in care homes in England will yet again focus the minds of families on alternative solutions. The organisation which checks and rates care homes the Care Quality Commission (CQC) uses four ratings - outstanding, good, requires improvement or inadequate. Almost 3,000 of the...

Some time ago, we reported on the case of an employee who won a landmark battle when the European Court of Human Rights ruled that she had been discriminated against for being made to wear a uniform that prevented her from visibly wearing her crucifix....

‘The times they are a-changing’ sang Dylan, and in the case of robots in the home, yes they are, but will they ever replace a human housekeeper? So, what can robots do in the home and do they do it as well as a traditional human...