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Childless women in the workplace: What employers should consider.

In this episode 178 of the podcast I bring you a fantastic interview with Karin, Sophia and Lindsay from Gateway Women an organisation who support childless women.

To quote from the podcast interview “Women in the workplace who are childless is the biggest diversity issue that HR have not heard of” and hopefully in this episode we can educate employers and HR about the issue so that at the very least awareness is raised about this issue that is affecting more and more women.

In this episode of the podcast we cover:

  • The importance of being aware of childless women in the workplace in your equality, diversity and inclusion policies and planning.
  • The importance of applying policies in the workplace in a fair and reasonable way regardless of parental status.
  • Why you should consider implementing a specific policy in regards to childless employees.
  • Why you should ensure you apply flexible working policies fairly.
  • Why employers should consider flexibility across the business and the benefits this can bring to productivity and staff morale.
  • Some of the issues that can arise in the workplace for women who are childless.
  • The starting point of training and awareness for HR, managers and Employers.
  • Small changes that can be made to increase inclusion.
  • That 20%-30% of working women in the western world are childless.
  • The benefits of implementing changes in your business to increase inclusivity for childless women.
  • A great practical example of what you can do from Brewdog – Pawternity Leave for employees who have a new dog. https://www.brewdog.com/blog/dog-days
Sophia

Karin Enfield, Operations Director Gateway Women – karin@gateway-women.com

Gateway Women

Whether you’re childless due to infertility or circumstance you’re in the right place. Pull up a chair. Get a cup of tea or something stronger and make yourself comfortable. Things are just about to get a whole lot easier.

I will be focusing on equality, diversion and inclusion issues that are not covered by the Equality Act in future podcast episodes so if you have any ideas or would like to be a guest on the podcast in future to cover any topics please get in touch alison@realemploymentlawadvice.co.uk

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