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Black man in a hoody

Sheila Fahy

I was curious. As I entered the foyer at work this morning, the first thing I saw was a black man in a hoodie. The second thing I saw was the person. This man’s name is Ade Ahamadu, a financial services project manager and co-founder of McJonathan. His photo is joined by 55 other black Read More

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“I’m fine”

Sarah Henchoz

Pretty much every conversation I have starts with a variation of: “Hi, how are you?”; response: “I’m fine”. We can’t all be fine all of the time, can we? Or maybe we can if what we are referring to is the F.I.N.E acronym… With World Mental Health day approaching, my immediate thought was what can Read More

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#metoopay campaign

Sarah Henchoz

It is often said that it takes a woman to get a difficult job done. Imagine what 117 of this country’s most senior women could do if they came together to do one job. I’m not talking about solving the Brexit-stalemate, but (and some might say, more importantly) getting equal pay for women. And today Read More

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Clowning around at disciplinary hearings – how far does the right to a companion go?

Kate Dew

We are often asked to advise whether a lawyer or parent can attend disciplinary hearings but we have never come across a clown acting as a companion. According to the New Zealand Herald, an employee hired a clown to take as a companion to his redundancy meeting, who proceeded to make animal balloons during the Read More

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Let’s focus on output, not whether you are visible

Robbie Sinclair

Bragging about working long hours isn’t big and it isn’t clever. So says Pilita Clark in an article in The Irish Times today. Her concern is that Dominic Cummings and his team negotiating Brexit have had their holidays cancelled until after 31 October. She questions whether one of the most important events in British history Read More

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Workplace summer dress codes

Robbie Sinclair

I was amused by a tweet from a man complaining that men had to wear shirts, jackets, trousers, socks and closed-toe shoes at work while women could float around in the office in sandals and dresses. It made me smile, particularly as I once wore smart shorts to the office on dress-down Friday and it Read More

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Pride and Prejudice

Sheila Fahy

How times have changed! London is draped in rainbows to mark Pride week. The LGBTQ+ community is being celebrated from within and without, loudly and proudly. I don’t need to tell anyone that it hasn’t always been like that. When I started work many moons ago, there was no legislative protection in the workplace. For Read More

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