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November 29, 2023

A rise in disability discrimination claims from neurodivergent employees

There has been a dramatic increase in disability discrimination claims from neurodivergent employees reaching tribunals. Often the dispute has arisen when neurodivergent employees feel that their performance or behaviour in the workplace is being unfairly rated for reasons that relate to their condition. This highlights the need for employers to gain further awareness and understanding of such conditions and how they can ensure they are treating neurodivergent colleagues not only lawfully and fairly, but they are creating an environment that allows those employees to thrive.…

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November 21, 2023

How many bank holidays do employees living in Northern Ireland get?

Usually there are ten bank holidays (or public holidays) for people living in Northern Ireland per year. Northern Ireland has the most bank holidays in the UK with ten days a year, which is more than Scotland (nine), and England and Wales (eight). Bank holidays in Northern Ireland 2024 [table id=151 /] What is the statutory holiday allowance in Northern Ireland, including bank holidays? No matter where your employees live in the UK, the statutory minimum amount of holiday days a full-time employee should receive…

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scotland and northern ireland bank holidays
November 21, 2023

How many bank holidays do employees living in Scotland get?

There are nine bank holidays for people living in Scotland per year. If your employees live in Scotland, they'll normally get nine bank holidays a year, whereas England and Wales get eight and Northern Ireland gets ten. Bank holidays in Scotland in 2024 There are nine bank holidays in Scotland in 2024. These are: [table id=152 /] How does this impact annual leave? As a statutory minimum amount, full-time employee should receive 28 days holiday a year. This includes the nine bank holidays (also known…

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park in Edinburgh full of people
November 21, 2023

How many bank holidays do employees living in England and Wales get?

How many holidays are there in a year? For people living in England and Wales, generally there are eight bank holidays (or public holidays) per calendar year. In a usual calendar year, there are eight days counted as a bank holiday in England and Wales, which many members of the public receive as days off work. England and Wales share the same bank holidays, which are slightly different to what Scotland and Northern Ireland receive. We've seen some changes in this recently of course. The…

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england and wales bank holidays
November 21, 2023

Who has the right to human rights?

Human Rights Day is Sunday 10th December 2023 "Consolidating and sustaining human rights culture into the future" Human rights Day is observed by the international community every year on 10 December. It commemorates the day in 1948 that the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. What is a human right? Human rights are the basic rights that are based on shared values like dignity, fairness, equality, respect, and independence. These values are defined and protected by law. “Human rights are rights we…

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October 18, 2023

It’s World Menopause Day—so let’s Talk Menopause!

The whole world is currently talking about menopause which can only be a good thing. Once a topic which was whispered under bated breath, is now fully discussed as the article below explains. We have recently written a brand-new Menopause policy to assist and support our clients to manage Menopause in the workplace more effectively. There is also a Management Guide, Risk Assessment Form and a short Menopause Awareness Training session. So, let’s all talk about Menopause!  Menopause. With more and more cases being won in Employment…

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World Menopause Day
October 17, 2023

How to use social media to recruit top talent

Whether your team is growing, someone’s resigned, or you need to cover a period of absence – social media is a great way to find the perfect candidates.   In this blog post, we share everything you need to know about using social media as a highly effective tool in your recruitment process. Read on or click the links below to jump ahead to the bits you’re most interested in.  What is social media recruitment? Why is using social media for recruitment so effective? Which social…

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October 5, 2023

Are sexual harassment claims on the increase in the workplace?

With the recent BBC news coverage, and investigations, relating to sexual harassment claims made against the former CEO of the US clothing brand Abercrombie and Fitch, we discuss if sexual harassment claims are on the increase within the workplace, and what steps can responsible employers take to reduce possible claims and to effectively manage these.  Although the allegations have yet to be proven, it does highlight another claim being made by former employees about sexual harassment incidents whilst at work.  MeToo Movement Are sexual harassment…

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Is workplace sexual harassment on the rise?
October 2, 2023

New DEI guidance for employers from CIPD

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has recently written a guide to “Transgender, Non-binary employees in the workplace” and they explain that the “purpose of this guide is to provide advice to help people professionals, employers and managers improve their understanding of issues and support them in delivering transgender and non-binary equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in the workplace”. This article intends to highlight some of the key elements of that guide, into a simplified, easy to read format.   Creating an all-inclusive policy As…

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October 2, 2023

Black History Month | An interview with Olabisi Fashina

This year for Black History Month, we're celebrating the careers and contributions of our colleagues with African or Caribbean heritage at Moorepay. In our conversation with Olabisi Fashina, Senior Business Analyst at Moorepay, we discuss her career, as well as why this month is so important and what lessons can be learnt to improve DE&I in the workplace. Can you give us an introduction into what you do at Moorepay? I work as a Senior Business Analyst and my role basically entails gathering and documenting…

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Olabisi Fashina