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As Bob Dylan once sang, ‘times are a changing.’ And when it comes to parents in the workplace, the last decade has brought much change—focussed predominantly on mothers at work (though there is much improvement needed there still)—but it is at least a start. The next decade may bring about even more change for even more parents, as changing family dynamics start to shine a light into the future ahead.
To mark our 20th anniversary, we talked to Sophie Forsyth, our longest-serving team member, about her 12 'happy' years volunteering on the helpline.
Sera is a qualified NLP Practitioner, coach & mentor, author of ‘Dana’s Walk’ and co-author of ‘Transforming Your Life’, and mum to Dana (aged 20) with Cerebral Palsy
Receiving queries from clients who are on the verge of becoming homeless with no way to feed their babies always affect me the most, even though they are far and few between.
This week we are celebrating National Pro Bono week (22-29 October) by highlighting the work of our very generous and knowledgeable volunteer solicitors who offer pro bono advice on our helpline and email platform.
If employers are serious about creating a culture where employees with caring responsibilities feel supported, then they need to be more open about how they do that in practice.
As part of a recent research project, we spoke with parents and people who are caring for adult friends and relatives about managing their caring responsibilities at the same time as managing employment and polled the public.
The Houses of Parliament will always be a symbol of our shared culture and history, but it is a workplace that has, at times, struggled to keep pace with modernity and societal change.
Much of the debate around gender equality has focussed on the need to help women achieve parity with men, in terms of how they are treated and how much they are paid.
Alison Humphry, Partner at Workwise Legal LLP, explains the differences in the Part Time Workers Regulations and the Equality Act, and when it is most appropriate to use each, or both, of them.