According to a recent survey conducted by the Institute of Fiscal Studies “working mothers have been able to do only one hour of uninterrupted work for every three hours done by men during lockdown”. Whilst this statistic may not be surprising to working mothers, it does raise some important questions as to whether working mothers have been treated less favourably in their employment during the Covid-19 Lockdown.
Posts Tagged ‘Sex Discrimination’
With many employees still working from home, the Independent has reported that video calls and lewd messages are being used to sexually harass colleagues. This is leaving victims feeling they have nowhere to turn. Read on to see how we can help if you are sexually harassed whilst working from home.
The simple answer is yes, you can. Whilst an employee receives additional protection whilst on maternity leave such additional protection should not be seen as a ‘blanket cover’. An employer is entitled to continue investigating potential disciplinary matters which come to their attention.
Did you know you could request flexible working?
Every employee in the UK has the statutory right to ask to work flexibly after 26 weeks of employment. The right to make a statutory request can only be made once in any 12 month period. This post looks at the most important factors to take into account before and during a formal application to work flexibly and my next post will look at the potential claims available to employees who have their requests to work flexibly unfairly rejected.
I frequently receive enquiries from employees who have been subject to sex discrimination or sexual harassment in their workplace. I set out below some guidance for anyone who believes they are suffering sex discrimination or sexual harassment at work.
Recent media interest and reports have brought issues of sex discrimination in the workplace into the open.
The latest research from the Equality and Human Rights Commission has confirmed what many of us have known for a long time – that the attitude of some employers in recruiting women and young mothers is not just out of step in 2018 but is discriminatory and unlawful.
Valentines Day and the immediate aftermath can cause chaos within the workplace.For example, is it acceptable to send a colleague a Valentines card?