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The Lawdown Episode 17: Flexible Working, Women and Work, and Facebook’s Job Advertising Fiasco

With the world slowly trying to recover from the impact of the pandemic, in our latest episode of The Lawdown, Senior Associate Wonu Sanda and Associate Pooja Dasgupta discuss connected governmental developments and interesting media stories, including:

  1. The government’s recently launched consultation on “making flexible working the default” which is seeking views on the reform of flexible working regulations, including the headline-grabbing day one right to make a request; and the staunch objections to the potential reforms by a senior city executive, who believes staff abuse working from home.
  2. The Women and Work All Party Parliamentary Group’s recent annual report on the theme of “Women’s Wellbeing at Work”, including their key recommendations on how to build back better outcomes and opportunities for women’s careers post pandemic and the simple but effective recruitment initiative which increased women applicants for senior roles by a third.
  3. Allegations levelled at Facebook by an NGO for allowing sexist job advertising: examining the potential discrimination liability implications for service providers and the moral responsibilities owed by tech giants in an increasingly digital world.

We hope you enjoy it! For more information on any of the topics discussed, or to suggest a story for us to cover, please email us at info@cm-murray.com.

You can also find all episodes of The Lawdown on Anchor, Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Google Podcasts.

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Wonu Sanda

Pooja Dasgupta