MONEY MATTERS: How statutory sick pay works amid COVID-19

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Employment lawyers answer your questions about statutory sick pay and coronavirus BY GILSON GRAY/GRAHAM MILLAR I have over 20 years’ experience as an employment lawyer, but this is by far the most challenging time I have witnessed for any businesses in the UK – and indeed the rest of the world. The most important advice [….]

LEZ BE SAFE: Staying well while staying in

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A note on looking after yourself and others while practising social distancing BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGES ANDREA PIACQUADIO It’s all a little surreal out there, isn’t it? With everything that’s going on in the world right now, it can be difficult to distance ourselves from the constant – somewhat necessary – chatter of the multiple talking [….]

CAREERS: DIVA launches LGBTQI+ Women At Work Development Day

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Part of #LesbianVisibilityWeek, DIVA’s Development Day event aims to inspire lez/bi women to achieve their dream careers… BY DIVA STAFF Recognised as a brand that raises the voices of, and provides support to LGBTQI women across all aspects of their lives, DIVA Media Group – DIVA magazine‘s big sister – felt creating a Women At Work-inspired [….]

WOMEN ON TOP: “Having our son was the catalyst to changing the way I was at work”

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Santander’s Kirsty Lacey sits down to talk about becoming a mother and not keeping her sexuality a secret BY LOUISE SINNERTON Kirsty was not one of those people that kept her wife a secret, but she wasn’t explicit about their relationship either. She has been married for six years and it was only 16 months [….]

Fancy doing work experience at DIVA?

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Love writing about all things lez/bi and queer? Studying journalism or looking to break into the industry? We got you. BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE/DIVA STAFF In case you didn’t already know, here’s a reminder that we at DIVA HQ offer work experience placements to journalism students and those interested in pursuing a career in the media. [….]

WOMEN ON TOP: “Want to create a community? Start it yourself”

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Farfetch’s Autumn Pray on the importance of visibility and community in the workplace BY LOUISE SINNERTON AT MYGWORK A thorough understanding of how networks work and an experience of coming out in different workplaces are just some of the attributes Autumn Pray brought to the table when helping to set up Farfetch’s LGBTQI+ network. Before working [….]

WOMEN ON TOP: Out in force

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“Being LGBT+ is a part of who I am. Being an RAF officer, a mother, a sister, a daughter, a wife, a woman – is all a part of who I am” BY ANN MILLER-MCCAFFREY  We talk to Royal Air Force Logistics Officer Lisa Griffiths about being out at work, the importance of role models, [….]