The importance of nutrition and well-being at work

July 24, 2019 by alison

In this episode of the podcast I interview Kate Cook, a corporate nutrition coach and we discuss how nutrition and well-being are important in the workplace and for employee happiness and business success. About Kate Cook The Business of Wellness – inspiring healthier lifestyles for better business. Kate Cook gives talks and workshops to business […]


The Women and Equalities Committee: report on non-disclosure agreements.

July 9, 2019 by alison

Harassment and discrimination In this episode of the podcast I analyse the report commissioned by the Women and Equalities Committee  into whether the use of non-disclosure agreements in harassment and discrimination cases is unethical, and how they should be dealt with in the future. In this episode I will cover: The 12 recommendations discussed in […]


Is it harassment and discrimination to suspend someone due to a consequence of their disability?

June 25, 2019 by alison

Harassment and disability discrimination In this episode of the podcast I summarise the facts and law concerning a case involving a trainee teacher who was suspended due to the fact that he could not write for more than a couple of minutes. The employee, who had been diagnosed with dyspraxia, claimed disability discrimination, harassment and […]


What are the benefits of implementing flexible working in your business?

June 12, 2019 by alison

Flexible working – options, advantages, disadvantages and things to consider? In this episode of the podcast I give an overview of and my thoughts on implementing flexible working arrangements in your business. Whether for individual employees or as a wholesale change to the way you work, could this be the future for your business?  In […]


Will an employee’s refusal to accept an alternative role in a restructure situation mean that they forego a redundancy payment?

May 27, 2019 by alison

Restructure and redundancy: When do you have to pay redundancy pay if there is alternative employment available? In this episode of the podcast I cover a question from a listener which follows on nicely from the last episode when I answered a question about changing employee hours and redundancy. In this episode I tackle the […]


When does a change in an employee’s hours amount to a redundancy situation? How should you deal with employee conduct in group chats?

May 13, 2019 by alison

Redundancy and restructure & Why you should be concerned with staff group chats In this episode of the podcast I cover two topics that employers should be aware of; the first comes from a listener question about redundancy and changing terms of an employee’s contract and the second topic is inspired by the front page […]