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Nov 25

Dementia in the workplace – considerations for employers

  • Wed 25th Nov 2020
  • AdamBublickiadambublickiinternationalworkplacecom

Dementia is often thought of as something that affects people who have retired, but with the state pension age rising and the default retirement age a thing of the past, people will increasingly experience the first symptoms of dementia while at work. Employers therefore need to consider how they can make their workplaces more dementia-friendly and the legal duties that arise when an employee has dementia.

Kelly Mansfield

Skirting around the issue…of dress codes

  • Thu 28th Jun 2018
  • AdamBublickiadambublickiinternationalworkplacecom

Sat here in my cut-off trousers, I’ve come across yet another ‘skirt’ focussed news article – this time relating to the Government ‘debate’ over the rather disgusting media practice of ‘up-skirting’.

Jun 20

Ban on beards at work: a safety issue or ‘penny-pinching stupidity’?

  • Tue 20th Jun 2017
  • AdamBublickiadambublickiinternationalworkplacecom

Building firm Mears has introduced a ban on staff wearing beards due to, it says, health and safety risks. In a letter to all staff, Mears stated that due to working in a potentially dusty environment, from now on all operatives must come to work clean shaven to be able to wear appropriate dust masks effectively. However, it says, “A ‘goatee’ may be acceptable so long as it does not hinder the correct fitting of said dusk masks.”

Alex Davies

Whose Day is it today?

  • Fri 8th Mar 2013
  • AdamBublickiadambublickiinternationalworkplacecom

This afternoon, commuting home on a busy train from London, sat in the aisle due to a lack of seats, I reflected ruefully that today is International Women’s Day – a day in which the ‘political and social awareness of the struggles of women worldwide are brought out and examined in a hopeful manner’. Hmm.