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Six ways to create a neuro-inclusive workplace

The City & Guilds Foundation, which specialises in developing skills, has published its 2024 Neurodiversity Index report. The report found that more organisations are focusing on neuro-inclusion, with more employers having neuro-inclusion strategies and adapting their recruitment practices to accommodate neurodivergent applicants than in the previous year. However, it also found that 50% of individual…

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Acas guidance to support changes from 6th April 2024: Guidance for managers on employing disabled people

On 9th April 2024, the government published a guide for line managers on recruiting, managing, and developing disabled people, which was developed by Disability Confident and the Chartered Institute of Development. Organisations with a positive and inclusive approach to managing disability can also reap the benefits of increased loyalty and commitment from staff.  Along with…

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Acas guidance to support changes from 6th April 2024: Ten things you need to know about carer’s leave

Acas has published guidance that provides an overview of the statutory right to carer’s leave, which came into force on 6th April 2024. The guidance includes helpful examples of how employees with different working patterns may choose to take leave and a table confirming how much notice should be provided. Anyone legally classed as an…

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Flexible working: new Acas guidance to support changes from 6th April 2024

On 6th April 2024, when changes to the statutory right to request flexible working came into force, Acas published new guidance which provides practical examples for employers and employees on flexible working requests. What does it say? Benefits of flexible working Flexible working can benefit both employees and employers. For employees, it can help: balance…

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Government’s Inclusion at Work Panel (The Panel) publishes its first report

The recommendations for improving diversity and inclusion (D&I) practices in the workplace include: Framework The Government endorses a new framework that sets out criteria employers might apply to their D&I practice, embedding effectiveness and value for money.  The framework should act as a set of conditions and expectations employers should strive to meet to embed…

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Manchester United sued for data breach following disclosure of employee pay information

Manchester United is currently facing legal action owing to a data breach that occurred in 2018. The breach involved accidentally transmitting a file containing personal information, including names, addresses, earnings details, and national insurance numbers, of 167 employees to a casual catering and hospitality staff group.  The affected employees are now seeking compensation and are…

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Boots to stop hybrid working

Boots has decided to end its hybrid working policy and require all office employees to work full-time in the office. Previously, employees were allowed to work remotely two days a week but starting on 1st September 2024 they will be expected to be in the office daily.  Boots UK’s Managing Director, Seb James, believes this…

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New Equality laws?

The Labour Party has announced that it will propose significant changes to discrimination laws if it wins the next general election.  While the exact wording of the proposed legislation has not been published, several press publications have indicated what it may include. Extend equal pay Extend equal pay protections under the Equality Act 2010 to…

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