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Could you be fired for having a cold? Comment from Cavendish Employment Law

In a recent Financial Times article, Caroline Walker, Managing Director of Cavendish Employment Law, comments on the traditional view of absence in the workplace and how this view has undergone a transformation in the wake of Coronavirus. Caroline's comments are noted below. 

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Nearly 30% of workers would change jobs for flexible working

A recent poll of 2,700 UK adults from the TUC discovered employers are rejecting 30 per cent of all flexible working requests. According to the research, flexi-time is unavailable for the majority of UK workers, with people in lower-paid sectors – such as retail – most likely to miss out on employment flexibility.

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More than 40% of older employees think age discrimination is a problem in their workplace

Forty-one per cent of employees between the ages of 55-59 believe age discrimination against older workers is a problem in their place of work, according to a recent survey. This is in spite of there being a record 10 million employees over 50 in the current UK workforce, with the number expected to grow to more than a third of all UK workers within the next decade.

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Diageo gives UK staff 6 months' paid parental leave

From the 3rd April 2019, Diageo - the world’s largest spirit producer - will be offering an equal 52 weeks of parental leave to all 4,500 UK employees, with new parents receiving full pay for the first 26 weeks. It is said to be the most generous parental support policy of all large firms of the FTSE 100.

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UK workers receive biggest wage rise in a decade

Between August and October 2018, wages were recorded as growing at their fastest rate in a decade, according to the latest figures from the Office for National Statistics. The statistical bulletin – UK labour market: December 2018 – noted that average weekly earnings for UK employees, including bonuses, increased by 3.3% compared with the previous year.

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