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Is being vegan a protected characteristic - Lighter HR

A Fad or a Protected Characteristic?

Many of us, in time-honoured fashion, will be thinking about how we can be healthier and fitter in 2019, and some of us may be taking part in Veganuary to help us kick start this new healthy way of life.
Of those who try it, many will declare it not for them, but with a 360% rise in UK veganism during the past decade, we have to consider whether veganism should have a protected status in the workplace.

Hours or Output
What’s More Important?

How do you get the best results from your staff? What is the key to improved performance and productivity? These are the constant questions that business owners ask themselves and whilst it might seem surprising, numerous studies have shown that there are a few key strategies that help businesses achieve improved performance. One of these strategies is to focus on employee outputs – the actual results of the work that the employees do.

2012-12-10 - The Right to Request Flexible Working - Lighter HR

The Right to Request Flexible Working

Obviously, giving individuals a right to request flexible working is different to obligating employers to grant flexible working arrangements but in order to avoid claims of discrimination you need to have solid reasons for refusing requests. There are also legal obligations on employers when they grant flexible working arrangements particular when this includes a right to work from home.

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