Health and Safety for Working from Home

Health and Safety for Working from Home Whilst some industries have returned to work, many businesses are continuing to work from home in line with government advice to reduce the risk of infection and to protect their employees. Whether homeworking is a temporary or permanent solution, there are several Health and Safety responsibilities that employers...

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1950’s called and want their gender stereotypes back please

The 1950’s called and they want their gender stereotypes back please COVID-19 has exposed many things that is making all of us rethink the way in which we live and work. One key aspect that COVID has exposed is the impact it’s having on different groups, according to their protected characteristics. It’s fair to say […]

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Employees at breaking point?

Employees at breaking point? There are plenty of articles in the media talking about women bearing the brunt of childcare and home schooling while juggling working from home.  Some have taken precious holiday to cope, many will be taking unpaid leave, but how long can they afford to do that for? Some have had to […]

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Work, keep healthy & fit with kids at home

How to work and keep healthy & fit with kids at home The struggle to stay on top of what we need to get done on any normal day for a working parent is real…. And then when you throw in new full-time responsibilities like stay-at-home-parent and educator, the struggle becomes overwhelming. Like everything about […]

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Coronavirus: Advice for nannies

Coronavirus: Advice for nannies COVID-19 and Childcare – What Should Nannies Do During these Uncertain Times? With the daily updates from the Prime Minister and senior ministers within government, the advice around COVID-19 is changing at an unprecedented pace, and this uncertainty is having a knock-on effect on much of the population.  A lot of...

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Coronavirus: Supporting nannies and employers

Supporting nannies and their employers As an employer of nannies, you will probably have a lot of questions at this current time of crisis. Similarly, nannies will also be worried for their jobs and the children that they are looking after. To help allay your concerns and guide you as to the current legal situation, […]

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Coronavirus: what do to if schools close

Coronavirus: What do to if schools close The novel coronavirus, or COVID-19, has officially been declared a pandemic by the World Health Organisation. There are many countries which have made the decision to close schools and colleges and cancel mass events.  The UK government have resisted pressure to do the same, and the Prime Minister, [&hell...

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The reasons behind the motherhood penalty

What are the reasons behind the motherhood penalty? As a mother, do you ever have a “sliding doors” moment and ask how might my life have been different? What if I had not chosen this path and done something different instead? What would I have earnt had I not had children? One judge recently awarded […]

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Grieving the Loss of a Mother

Grieving the Loss of a Mother Everybody reacts differently when their mother dies. My mother and I were close and when I lost her, I thought that I would never feel ‘normal’ again. I sometimes couldn’t breathe and was often sick. I couldn’t sleep and had to force myself to eat. Yet somehow through all […]

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