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Employers are being accused of having "antiquated" attitudes to recruiting women as new evidence revealed many believe it is reasonable to ask about plans to have children during a job interview. A survey of over 1,100 decision-makers found that three out of five agreed a woman should have to disclose…
A mother whose trial collapsed due to "repeated failures" has spoken of the "very difficult" moment she had to give birth in custody. Petruta-Cristina Bosoanca was one of three people arrested in connection with allegations of people-trafficking, and her baby was born while she was awaiting trial. On Wednesday, Judge…
Voters in Ireland will be going to the polls in May to cast their vote on liberalising the country's restrictive abortion laws. The Irish Government has formally backed proposals to hold a referendum on the state's constitutional amendment on abortion by the end of May. Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said Ireland…
Manchester has become the second local authority in England to vote to ban anti-abortion protests outside clinics. Councillors in the city agreed on Wednesday to "take all necessary actions within its powers" to stop what it said was the harassment by protesters against women using the clinics. The motion, proposed…
The introduction of what is believed to be the UK's first ever buffer zone to stop anti-abortion protesters from gathering outside an abortion clinic has come a step closer. A cabinet of Ealing council unanimously voted to begin a public consultation on whether introducing a public space protection order (PSPO)…
New guidance has been issued to tackle pregnancy and maternity discrimination at work after a huge increase in calls for advice. The conciliation service Acas said it received more than 14,000 calls last year on the subjects, a 10% rise on the previous year. Firms are being urged to make…
New laws could be introduced to protect women from being harassed and intimidated at abortion clinics, the Home Office has said. Home Secretary Amber Rudd has ordered an in-depth assessment of protests outside family planning clinics following concerns about the tactics used by some demonstrators. The review aims to gather…
The use of a hormone pregnancy test in the 1960s and 1970s was not responsible for serious birth defects experienced by some families who took the drug, an official review has concluded. However, campaigners have called the review by the Commission on Human Medicines (CHM) a "whitewash" saying that the…
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Dress for success

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Although some companies have relaxed their dress code for employees, many still expect a professional look in interviews for new recruits. Here we look at why it is still important to companies.

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Resigning with class!

resigning150x100How to resign diplomatically

Are you preparing to resign from your current job? Some job seekers have a hard time doing so, either because they love the job and their colleagues or because they can't stand the job and can't wait to leave. 

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When the workplace is a hell place

unhappyBullying & harassment at work

Founder of Just Fight On, Jo-Anne Brown, spoke exclusively to us about bullying and harassment in the workplace. Bullying only happens to weak people. It only happens in school playgrounds.

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