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Carers’ rights at work

In an episode of the Netflix series House of Cards, the American First Lady Claire Underwood opens the door of her According to Care UK, three million people in the UK are juggling work with unpaid caring for disabled, seriously ill, or older loved ones. NHS England reports that carers are twice as likely to have poor health than those without caring responsibilities.

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Is your workplace sympathetic to the menopause?

In an episode of the Netflix series House of Cards, the American First Lady Claire Underwood opens the door of her huge refrigerator and stands there cooling off from a hot flush. The scene generated plenty of debate online, as it was a rare case of the menopause being acknowledged in a drama as an everyday occurrence.

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Mental health and discrimination in the workplace

I was inspired to write this blog from the channel 4’s documentary ‘the world’s maddest job interview’ which was on channel 4 on 25 July 2012 and from a blog by Jenny Cooper which looks at ways to manage and deal with stress (http://keystepscoaching.wordpress.com).

According to MIND, the mental health charity, one in five people that disclose a history of mental illness are either fired or forced out. Further many others believe disclosing a mental illness will harm their prospects of securing employment.

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