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Pizza Hut calls on industry to protect employee mental wellbeing

19 September 2016
Research commissioned as part of Pizza Hut Restaurants’ new partnership with Mental Health UK reveals that only 7% of hospitality workers would feel comfortable talking to their employer about their mental health. Additionally, 44% said they wouldn’t talk to anyone at all, not even family or friends. (Hospitality and Catering News)
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Reasonable adjustments may extend to protection of pay

06 September 2016
An employee who had his pay cut after being moved role due to disability was entitled to the protection of his former pay as a reasonable adjustment, an Employment Appeals Tribunal found. (Chartered Institute of Payroll Professionals)
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BDF Member UCL to lead new Global Disability Innovation Hub

06 September 2016
University College London have launched the world’s first Global Disability Innovation Hub, a new network of leading academics and researchers aiming to tackle barriers to disabled people (UCL)
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Microsoft open up Office 365 with major accessibility update

02 September 2016
Microsoft have added new accessibility features to its widely used Office 365 program, including screen readers and navigational tools (Tech Week Europe)
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M&S Bank launch new BSL support system for customers

31 August 2016
M&S Bank has launched a British Sign Language video relay service for customers, which will be linked to the bank's customer services team (M&S)
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Transport for London trial new badges to help passengers with non-visible conditions

31 August 2016
TFL hopes that new badges for passengers asking others to 'Please offer me a seat' will make Underground journeys easier for disabled customers and those with non-visible conditions (Huffington Post)
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Scottish government urged to help people with mental health issues into work

26 August 2016
A study has found that a large proportion of people with mental health issues in Scotland are out of work (The National)
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More training needed on mental health issues in the electrical sector

25 August 2016
There are further calls to address the issue of mental health in the engineering and construction sectors, after it found that workers are more likely to die by suicide that by falls (Voltimum)
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People with learning disabilities need meaningful job opportunities

24 August 2016
The Chief Executive of the Scottish Commission on Learning Disability has highlighted the need for meaningful job opportunities for people with learning disabilities (Scottish Herald)
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‘Long way to go’ before grassroots sports clubs are accessible for disabled people

24 August 2016
Disabled people do not have adequate access to grassroots sports clubs and there is ‘a long way to go’ before this is remedied, the chief executive of the British Paralympic Association has said (Sports Management)
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