Health

Long covid recognised as disability in landmark tribunal

An employee with long Covid has won an employment tribunal for unfair dismissal, becoming the first person to successfully claim that the condition should be classed as a disability.

Rise in menopause tribunals attributed to increased awareness

The number of employment tribunals relating to menopause increased in 2021, highlighting a potential rise in awareness of the condition.

Remote work as dangerous as smoking to health of UK workers

Working from home is as dangerous to the health of UK workers as smoking, according to new research from private healthcare company Bupa.

Could menstrual leave policies work in the UK?

Spain has announced reforms which will allow women to take up to three days menstrual leave per month, becoming the first European country to do so.

IVF bill crucial step for championing women's reproductive health

A private member's bill to introduce a legal right for women to seek time off for fertility treatment could be a watershed moment for women's rights in the UK.

Chronic pain stigma prevents employees speaking up

Over a quarter of adults in the UK are living with chronic pain conditions, and are having to manage them in the workplace.

How can HR support employees experiencing loneliness?

The Mental Health Foundation found that during successive lockdowns, loneliness was almost three times that of pre-pandemic levels. As more of us return to old routines, including heading back to the...

Employers are still liable for home worker accidents

The previous 24 months have proved to be a challenging transitional period for many employees making the jump to working at home full-time.

Future leader: Cheryl Samuels, NHS England

HR magazine speaks to the future leaders of the industry to discover what makes them tick.

Building a workforce fit for the future

HR has had to be reactive when dealing with employee wellbeing over the past few years. But as we proactively plan for the future, and adjust to living with Covid and beyond, how can people teams...

Is mental health impacting turnover in your organisation?

For HR leaders seeking a better way to support their staff and protect the bottom line, it’s clear a more proactive approach to mental health is needed.

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Endometriosis action month: women don't open up about menstrual health

Nearly half of female workers (47%) said they would be concerned about discussing their menstrual health issues with their employers.