Opinion

    Anna Fletcher

    Covid-19 – some legal points to remember

    In a time of ongoing uncertainty, as we continue to weather the pandemic storm and the emergence of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, the overarching duty on employers to ensure that their employees (and others) are not exposed to health and safety risks has remained a constant.

    By Anna Fletcher, Gowling WLG law firm on 22 December 2021

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    Environment Act can guide us to a cleaner and greener future

    In a historic move, the UK’s first dedicated Environment Act for nearly 30 years has become law.

    By Ruth Chambers, Green Alliance on 21 December 2021

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    We need pay transparency to progress gender equality

    By Charlotte Woodworth on 01 December 2021

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    Shopworkers deserve greater protection from violence

    Violence, threats and abuse against shopworkers has been a growing problem in recent years, which was made much worse by the coronavirus pandemic.

    By Paddy Lillis, Usdaw union on 14 December 2021

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    Menopausal women need better support at work

    If anyone was still in doubt, the #MenopauseRevolution is truly upon us.

    By Carolyn Harris MP on 14 December 2021

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    Standing up for those without a voice

    This month, our founder James Tye would have celebrated his 100th birthday, on 21 December. In fact, James died a quarter of a century ago, though his legacy endures to this day – both in terms of what he achieved in his lifetime and the way the British Safety Council continues to take forward what he began.

    By Mike Robinson, the British Safety Council on 14 December 2021

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    Active working: poor advice threatens progress

    We are sitting more than ever before – and our sedentary lives are having a big impact on both our mental health and long-term health.

    By Gavin Bradley, Active Working on 07 January 2022

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    Achieving Net Zero will boost the nation’s health

    In June 2019, the UK Parliament passed legislation requiring the government to reduce net emissions of greenhouse gases by 100 per cent by 2050.

    By Alex Sobel MP on 01 December 2021

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    E-scooter deliveries – advice to takeaway

    E-scooters have become a common sight on UK roads over recent years. Not only are they used by individuals for short journeys or daily commutes, they are also now being ridden by takeaway drivers.

    By Ben Bepper, Bolt Burdon Kemp on 25 November 2021

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    Menopause at work: why support is crucial

    Put simply, the menopause is an issue which can no longer be ignored by any employer. We will unpick why that is the case as we examine not just the legal and human resources (HR) issues at play but also wider shifting societal attitudes to all matters menopause.

    By Anna Fletcher and Vivienne Reeve, Gowling WLG law firm on 25 November 2021