Sarah Buxton – Parental bereavement leave

Sarah Buxton discusses parental bereavement leave and how much time off a team member can take and what you should consider. However, it is important to note that the law is constantly changing around bereavement leave.

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Sarah Buxton – Domestic abuse

Sarah Buxton discusses how it’s good to have a policy or procedure in place in respect of a team member suffering from domestic abuse, as not only will you help that individual but domestic abuse has a huge effect on their physical and mental wellbeing.

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Sarah Buxton – IVF and assisted conception

Sarah Buxton talks about how you can support your team members going through IVF and assisted conception. Anyone going through it can show signs of physical or emotional stress which can impact their wellbeing and performance in the workplace.

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Sarah Buxton – Anti-harassment and bullying

Harassment and bullying is an important factor. As a practice, you will want to be committed to providing a working environment free from harassment and bullying, this also extends to outside of the workplace.

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Sarah Buxton – Stress at work

Sarah Buxton speaks about a topic which affects everybody at some point – stress at work. Sarah discusses how to deal with stress in the workplace and the importance of taking a risk assessment and acting upon it if you know of someone that is stressed.

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Sarah Buxton – Miscarriage

Sarah Buxton discusses the upsetting topic of miscarriage and stillbirth and ways in which you can offer further support to team members going through this and how to deal with these circumstances.

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Sarah Buxton – Career breaks

When considering looking after the team's wellbeing, it's important to look at what benefits you can provide. A lot of team members like a good work-life balance and consider career breaks. Having a written policy in place would be ideal, Sarah discusses what you should include.

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Sarah Buxton – Gender identity

It's important as a practice that you have a commitment to equal opportunities. You need make sure your Equality and Diversity Policy is up-to-date, as well as a supportive and inclusive environment. Here, Sarah Buxton discusses what should be in the policies.

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Supporting employees with the menopause

Sarah Buxton, HR and employment solicitor and director of Buxton Coates Solicitors, makes some suggestions as to how employers can support employees struggling with the menopause symptoms.

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