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26 March is Purple Day – raising awareness of epilepsy

Purple Day (26th March each year) is an international day for epilepsy awareness. This year, the organisers of Purple Day hope to ‘turn the world purple’ – people can do anything they like to mark the day, so long as … Continue reading

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Changes to Access to Work – making it easier for people with disabilities to work

Access to Work is a specialist disability programme delivered by Jobcentre Plus, which provides practical advice and support to help disabled people and their employers overcome work-related obstacles resulting from their disability. The Access to Work programme is intended to provide … Continue reading

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‘Reasonable adjustments’ for employees suffering from mental illness

The Department of Health has produced advice for employers on workplace adjustments for mental health conditions. Often, simple workplace adjustments (i.e. a change or adjustment unique to a person’s needs that will enable them to do their job) can allow … Continue reading

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Employer’s Charter – what are employers entitled to do?

For employment law to be effective there needs to be a balance between protecting employees and enabling businesses to operate effectively in order to support economic growth. Advice and guidance on employment law often focuses on the rights of employees … Continue reading

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Handling sickness absence

A number of thoughts might go through an employer’s mind on hearing that a key member of staff is off work sick: What is the reason for the employee’s absence and how long is the person likely to be off … Continue reading

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Deaf Awareness Week – how to support deaf employees and those with partial/developing hearing loss

This week (7-13 May) is Deaf Awareness Week. According to figures from Action on Hearing Loss, one in six of the population of the UK suffer from some form of hearing loss of which approximately one third are below retirement … Continue reading

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