WorkLife entries posted during March 2017

The maternity blindspot

The maternity blindspot

According to figures from the Government, one in nine women – 54,000 – are forced out of their jobs each year because of pregnancy or becoming a mother.

The perils and perks of working from home

The perils and perks of working from home

As I write this at home on a Thursday afternoon in my pyjamas, large glass of whiskey in hand, Netflix on in the background*, the benefits of working from home from an employee's perspective have never seemed clearer.

More rights for workers or more tax for May?

More rights for workers or more tax for May?

"May will tell bosses to give workers more rights" declared the front page of the Times last week, while the Guardian announced that the "PM backs plans to overhaul workers' rights." What is going on?

Headscarves in the workplace a thing of the past?! Well, not surprisingly, no….

Headscarves in the workplace a thing of the past?!  Well, not surprisingly, no….

The European Court of Justice has just ruled on two cases involving female employees in France and Belgium who were dismissed for refusing to remove their Islamic headscarves in the workplace.