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 [….]

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, [….]

DIVA meets one of Singapore’s top queer chefs

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Alysia Chan is cooking up something special for women and non-binary people working in the food and drinks biz BY YAIZA CANOPOLI. IMAGES THE BLACK SWAN Founded by Alysia Chan and based in Singapore, The Anna Alliance, started when a former female colleague of Alysia’s realised how easy it was working together while the pair [….]

Women On Top: Megan Stone

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Danielle Mustarde meets US brewer Megan Stone to chat brewing beer, being queer and why the industry must diversify BY DANIELLE MUSTARDE. IMAGES JOHN PHILLIPS/GETTY IMAGES Fancy a pint? San Diego-based brewer and blogger Megan Stone‘s brewed one just for you. No, really. Stone, who’s originally from Baltimore, Maryland, visited the UK recently to create [….]

On building a sense of belonging in the workplace

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“It can be a daunting and sometimes overwhelming task to decide whether we should come out to new colleagues” BY LAURA DEVANEY, CO-FOUNDER OF OPEN&OUT AT JOHNSON & JOHNSON We all know the feeling when starting a new role. No matter how confident you may be in your abilities, there’s often a small part of [….]

Chloë Davies: “As LGBTQIA people, we often have to edit ourselves – never more so than in the workplace”

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MyGwork’s Chloë Davies aims to improve workplace equality for all Photo by Getty: Chloë Davies with Pierre and Adrien Gaubert, co-founders of myGwork MyGwork, the online LGBT+ Business community for LGBT+ professionals, graduates, inclusive employers and anyone who believes in workplace equality welcomes Chloë Davies as their new Head of Partnerships! A proud bisexual woman, [….]