As part of keeping you in our focus, our ‘legal lightbulb’ update ensures you’re on top of the latest changes in legislation, case law, and people trends.
Proposals for paid leave following miscarriage
A new Bill has been put before parliament proposing three days’ paid leave for parents who have experienced miscarriage, ectopic or molar pregnancy before 24 weeks. No such rights currently exist. We’ll keep you updated on the progress of the Bill.
Government menopause proposals
The government have confirmed they will be helping businesses to communicate the support available for those affected by menopause. In addition, a Health and Wellbeing fund for smaller businesses will be available. Separately, they have also confirmed that menopause will not be made a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010.
Tribunal decision on ethical veganism
A tribunal has confirmed that it is possible for ethical veganism to be protected as a genuine philosophical belief under the Equality Act 2010. However, that protection doesn’t extend to employees who break the law in the name of their beliefs.
People dates for your diary
15 September – Pension Awareness Day
19-25 September – Recycle Week
10 October – World Mental Health Day
10-14 October – National Work Life Week
18 October – World Menopause Day