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Work and Pensions Committee Inquiry into Access to Work

16 October 2014
London, UK - On Wednesday 15 October, Business Disability Forum CEO Susan Scott-Parker provided evidence at the Parliament's Work and Pensions Committee Inquiry into Access to Work. 
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Event review: Managing Difficult Conversations

14 October 2014
On 13 November, we were joined by Members, Partners and guest speakers Tony Cates, Head of Audit, KPMG UK, Aisling Tuft, Recoveries Manager, Enterprise and Alastair Campbell, writer and political commentator at the launch of our new guide on ‘Managing difficult conversations’ at work.
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Press release: KPMG sponsors Business Disability Forum’s new guidance ‘Managing difficult conversations’

13 October 2014
London, UK – KPMG are sponsoring  and launching Business Disability Forum’s (BDF) new publication ‘Managing difficult conversations’ at their Canary Wharf office on 13 October.  
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Occupational Health (OH) and HR working together to address mental health

08 October 2014
A recent trend of occupational health working closely with HR around mental health is bringing results, according to former Unilever VP HR and workplace mental health awareness campaigner Geoff McDonald.
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70% of employers feel a responsibility for their employees physical and mental health

08 October 2014
New research* from AXA PPP healthcare has shown that a strong majority
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Mental health ‘culture of silence’ requires ‘urgent action’

07 October 2014
UK employees are continuing to hide mental health conditions from their employers in fear that
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Suit accuses Papa John’s of violating Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

07 October 2014
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is accusing Papa John’s Pizza of discrimination after an employee with Down syndrome was fired, allegedly because he needed the assistance of a job coach.
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Better line managers help bring down sickness absence, CIPD reports

07 October 2014
Employee sickness absence levels fell from seven point six days to six point six days per employee in 2014, according to the latest CIPD/Simplyhealth Absence Management Survey.
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Disabled holidaymaker Equalities Act row win

07 October 2014
A disabled holiday-maker has successfully claimed for unlawful discrimination against a package
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‘Next generation’ text relay service goes live

06 October 2014
People with hearing or speech impairments can now hold faster, more fluent telephone conversations
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