Is there a maximum workplace temperature what employees cannot work beyond?

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Is there a maximum workplace temperature what employees cannot work beyond? In one of our latest blog posts, click here to read it, we discussed how companies should adapts dress codes to help staff feel more comfortable and therefore more productive. The next heatwave is due to hit us in mid-July and a question employees… Continue reading

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First week of Spring sees soar in sickness absence

First week of Spring sees soar in sickness absence     Yesterday, a combination of beautiful weather, the clocks going forward and last night’s England match has led to an increase in workplace absences today.     Absence management specialist the ELAS Group has seen a marked difference in the number of people calling in sick… Continue reading

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International Women’s Day: ABC bans men from work

__     Australia TV network ABC has attracted criticism for a “man ban” it imposed on it’s studio team on International Women’s Day.     Angela Mollard, Columnist and Commentator for News Corp, wasn’t happy at the move, arguing that it whitewashes over problems that women face every day: “Most women don’t need to… Continue reading

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BBC proves recruiters prefer ‘Adam’ to ‘Mohamed’ – so why does bias persist, despite legislation?

___     BBC’s Inside Out, which aired this Monday, found a job seeker with an ‘English-sounding name’ was offered three times the number of interviews than an applicant with a Muslim name when applying for 100 roles detailing identical skills and experience. A separate interviewee who featured on the programme explained how he had… Continue reading

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Religious festivals: no requirement to give employee five weeks off

An employment tribunal found that London Underground was entitled to turn down an employee’s request for five consecutive weeks’ annual leave in the summer to attend religious festivals. Stephen Simpson rounds up recent tribunal decisions. No religious discrimination over rejection of request for five weeks off in summer The employment tribunal decision in Gareddu v… Continue reading

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