Industry hits out at FA’s ‘fair return’ plans

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Various bookmakers and industry organisations have blasted a proposal by the English Football Association (FA) to introduce a levy on bets to help raise more funds for grassroots sports initiatives. Last week, FA chief executive Martin Glenn said such a move could help push funds for the national governing body’s ‘Football Foundation’ initiative past £100m (€112.5m/$128.3m). Glenn said the FA is seeking alternate options for funding after the £600m deal involving American Shahid Khan to purchase Wembley Stadium from the body fell through earlier this month. However, the plans have been met with criticism by the gambling sector, with various parties hitting out at Glenn and the FA for targeting betting for more money.Betway, which currently sponsors Premier League club West Ham United, told iGamingBusinesess.com in a statement that the firm already spends “millions of pounds” each year on football through various means. The statement said: “We consider Betway to be a significant investor in football already, spending as we do, millions of pounds each year on not only our flagship sponsorship of West Ham United but also on a range of other marketing and advertising assets in both the Premier League and Championship. “The positive effects of these investments are already being felt at grassroots level where there are some tremendous community and participation models in action. “At West Ham United, for instance, their Community Foundation in partnership with Football Foundation recently invested £400,000 in a new 3G pitch at their facility in Beckton which is used by 15,000 participants of all age groups annually, and they have ambitious targets for increasing participation over the next few years.” Gillian Wilmot, chair of industry association the Senet Group, has also hit out at the plans, saying betting companies “already pay significantly above the market rate for the right to advertise alongside live sport”. Wilmot added: “This is money which flows to broadcasters and ultimately benefits sport through the sale of broadcast rights. “Instead of looking to further monetise gambling’s relationship with live sport, the FA, clubs and broadcasters should be looking to work with the gambling industry to reduce the amount of gambling advertising around football. This is in the interests of protecting young people from any potential future harm.” Clive Hawkswood, chief executive of the Remote Gambling Association, also had a similar viewpoint, telling Press Association Sport “there is no basis” to support a levy on betting. Hawkswood said: “The British betting industry already pays for the use of football’s intellectual property rights, not least through contractual arrangements with Football Data Co. “Alongside that, significant funds flow from the betting to the football industries through a range of commercial partnerships such as sponsorship, advertising and joint ventures. “If the football authorities wish to use some of those funds to support grassroots football then that is an option they might consider, but there is no basis whatsoever for the introduction of a statutory betting levy to support what most people would consider to be an extremely wealthy sport.” Regions: UK & Ireland Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Finance 29th October 2018 | By contenteditorcenter_img Industry hits out at FA’s ‘fair return’ plans National governing body hopes to raise more funds for grassroots football Topics: Finance Legal & compliance Sports betting Email Addresslast_img read more

CPL 2021: St Kitts & Nevis to host Caribbean Premier League…

first_img Football Cricket Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Cricket WI vs SA 2nd Test Day 3 Live: Start delayed due to rain, SA lead by 149 runs – Follow Live Updates Latest Sports News ICC WTC Final LIVE commentary: AIR, DD Sports to live stream & broadcast India vs New Zealand for free Facebook Twitter Previous articlePUBG Mobile Lite Season 24 WP Rewards Leaked. Check rewards release date, APK Download.Next articleDC vs RCB live streaming for free, IPL 2021: When, where, how to watch for free on JIO, AIRTEL, Vodafone-Idea; check plans Kunal DhyaniSports Tech enthusiast, he reports on Sports Tech industry and writes on sports products. Latest Sports News CPL 2021: St Kitts & Nevis to host Caribbean Premier League from August 28 in bio-secure bubble Cricket CPL 2021: The 2021 Caribbean Premier League (CPL) will take place in St Kitts & Nevis in its entirety, with all 33 games being played in the Federation. The tournament will get underway on 28 August with a similar format of games that worked well in 2020 and delivered a record audience of over 500 million.Last year the tournament was successfully staged in a bio-secure bubble and the Hero CPL operations team will again be working closely with the tournament’s medical advisors, local agencies and St Kitts & Nevis government to ensure the health and safety of all those involved in the tournament as well as the local population. St Kitts & Nevis has no COVID-19 transmission and is one of the safest places to visit in the Caribbean. Cricket Cricket Tokyo Olympics: Deepika Kumari to be sole entry to Tokyo Games as Indian women’s recurve team fails to qualify RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksYou May Likecio.comUnlocking the Success of Digital Transformation with Active Intelligencecio.comPhotoStickHow To Back Up All Your Old Photos In SecondsPhotoStickGarena Free Fire Redeem Codes Rewards of 15th June: Easy ways to redeem Free Fire active code check new list of codeAlso Read: Cricket Business: CPL 2020 claims 58% increase in value to sponsorsWarner Park has been the scene of some of the most iconic matches in Hero CPL history and this quick scoring ground will be an ideal venue for the tournament and fans can expect explosive cricket. From Chris Gayle’s brilliant hundred against the Jamaica Tallawahs in 2019 to Andre Russell’s even more explosive century against the Trinbago Knight Riders in 2016, Warner Park has had some classic individual performances. There have also been some amazing matches, not least the game that went to a Super Over finish between the St Kitts & Nevis Patriots and the Knight Riders in 2019.Hero CPL has provided outstanding exposure for the Caribbean with each season bringing a huge positive economic impact and highlighting the region as one of the must-visit tourism destinations. With the tournament set to take place in St Kitts & Nevis in its entirety the Federation can look forward to even more focus on what makes it one of the world’s premier tourist destinations.Also Read: Hero CPL 2020 claims massive audience increase to over 500 Mn viewersThis year’s tournament takes on extra significance with it taking place in the lead up to the ICC T20 World Cup and West Indies and overseas players will be using this opportunity to push for selection for their international teams.Pete Russell, Hero CPL’s COO, said: “We are delighted to be able to announce that we will be having the Hero CPL in St Kitts & Nevis in 2021 and we would like to thank those involved in welcoming the tournament to this wonderful country. As was demonstrated during the 2020 tournament the CPL is a massive boost for the host country with US$51.5million delivered in sponsorship value for Trinidad & Tobago. We are really looking forward to giving St Kitts & Nevis the exposure they deserve.”The Hon. Jonel Powell, St Kitts & Nevis Minister for Education, Youth, Sports and Culture, said: “We are greatly confident that the hosting of the Caribbean Premier League (CPL) in St. Kitts & Nevis in 2021 will stimulate much-needed economic activity, especially for small and medium-sized local businesses. As it relates to COVID-19 we will maintain our vigilance to ensure that our health protocols are not compromised and that the country remains protected from any serious spread of the Coronavirus. It will most certainly help to revive the tourism sector that has been struggling for over a year, under the weight of the deadly COVID-19 global pandemic. Therefore, the economic impact is forecast to be significant.”For more sports updates, follow us at insidesport.co and Moneyball for IPL players’ salaries. 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Kosovo Appeal most successful yet

AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Kosovo Appeal most successful yet The Disasters Emergency Committee’s Kosovo Crisis Appeal is the most successful so far with an estimated £7 million raised in two days. 243,560 calls have been made to the freephone credit card donation telephone line (0870 60 60 900), with an average donation of £34. The appeal is boosted by Millennium Gift Aid, the government’s tax concession scheme for donations of over £100.The Disasters Emergency Committee’s Kosovo Crisis Appeal is the most successful so far with an estimated £7 million raised in two days. 243,560 calls have been made to the freephone credit card donation telephone line (0870 60 60 900), with an average donation of £34. The appeal is boosted by Millennium Gift Aid, the government’s tax concession scheme for donations of over £100.The appeal is made on behalf of a twelve British aid agencies working in the Balkans region, where hundreds of thousands of refugees are currently displaced by the political crisis. Advertisement Howard Lake | 8 April 1999 | News A spokesman for the appeal said: “We are grateful to the British public for their overwhelming generosity. The agencies have specialist teams on the ground and are meeting immediate needs. The most effective and efficient way of helping the refugees is with cash donations so that the agencies can carry on with their life-saving work.”  52 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis read more

Who’s Who 2000 published

About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Advertisement  15 total views,  1 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Who’s Who 2000 published The latest edition of Who’s Who, an essential tool for fundraising prospect researchers, is published today. Order it online for £115 or visit the Fundraising Research section of the UK Fundraising Bookshop. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 12 January 2000 | News read more

Friends of the Earth offers six-month rent-free residency for digital start-up

first_img Tagged with: Digital donated services Friends of the Earth offers six-month rent-free residency for digital start-up Melanie May | 3 November 2016 | News  104 total views,  4 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Advertisement About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com.  103 total views,  3 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis2 Friends of the Earth is offering digital start-ups the chance to win a rent-free six-month residency at its London office.The prize offers six months’ free desk space, and also includes access to internal training and networking events, and, according to the charity could save the winner over £8,000.The charity is asking applicants to submit a brief business plan and short video outlining how their ambitions complement its values. Applications close on 11th December, and shortlisted applicants will be invited to pitch to a panel of judges in January next year.It is viewing the residency as an opportunity to build and nurture links with the UK’s entrepreneurial community, and with rent a significant cost for start-ups, is offering the prize to help save a start-up these costs in return for being able to occasionally tap into its digital, technical and innovation expertise.The residency is being supported by online marketplace HubbleHQ, which connects start-ups and other small businesses with those that have space to rent out.Simon Phillips, Friends of the Earth’s head of technology & infrastructure, said:“Rent is a significant cost for start-up businesses, especially in London. This is a great opportunity for us to support an early-stage digital start-up and to nurture links with the entrepreneurial community.”last_img read more

Going digital is more than having a website say Small Charities Coalition & The Good Exchange

first_img Chief Executive of the Small Charities Coalition Mandy Johnson spoke up about charities’ use of digital technology at Navca’s annual conference this week, commenting on some of the recommendations made in the House of Lords Select Committee’s report Stronger Charities for a Stronger Society and subsequent associated comments by Baroness Pitkeathley.Baroness Pitkeathley chaired the House of Lords Select Committee inquiry into charities, with the resulting Stronger Charities for a Stronger Society report released in March. In an interview in July on the ICSA website, the Baroness said that many charities were missing a trick on digitalisation, and that all charities, however small, ought to have some kind of very simple website.In Mandy Johnson’s Provocation at this week’s NAVCA Future Forward Event, she said:“Advising small charities to get a website or to get onto social media, that’s what we should have been advising charities to do ten years ago. The world has moved on and if all we’re advising charities to do is get a website, we’re not encouraging them to become digital.“Because for me, digital is about embracing solutions to challenges that we’re facing. So it absolutely starts with identifying those problems. It’s about thinking what are the challenges that collectively we’re facing that we can address through technology.”The Small Charities Coalition CEO also called on all the organisations present to work together to help small charities in this area, saying: Advertisement Tagged with: Digital small charities Technology AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis29 “My challenge to you today is how can we collectively as infrastructure bodies come together to listen to the challenges we hear our small charities are facing and present solutions to them.  How do we get people thinking about their challenges and then how do we collectively think about the solutions, and how can technology be a part of that?”In response, Ed Gairdner, COO of The Good Exchange made the following comments:“The third sector is currently operating five to ten years behind the commercial sector when it comes to utilising digital technology particularly where it can be used to enhance fundraising and grant-making. Rather than focusing on the basics, such as websites and social media, we should be harnessing the power of digital to enable fundraising and grants to reach their end targets by facilitating new ways and enhancing current ways of doing things. In our view, until grant-makers accept that they are part of the digital problem and that they need to be part of the solution, digitising the sector will continue to be an uphill struggle.“With this in mind, a more strategic and targeted approach to grant making is needed that will enable charitable projects to be found and auto-matched against the grant-makers giving criteria coupled with more collaboration between grant-makers, the general public and corporates, allowing the burden of risk to be shared across society and encouraging further charitable giving.”  203 total views,  1 views today Melanie May | 8 December 2017 | Newscenter_img About Melanie May Melanie May is a journalist and copywriter specialising in writing both for and about the charity and marketing services sectors since 2001. She can be reached via www.thepurplepim.com. Going digital is more than having a website say Small Charities Coalition & The Good Exchange  204 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis29last_img read more

Palestinians send solidarity to U.S. prison strike

first_imgThe following statement was released by Palestinians of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine who have been jailed by Zionist colonialism for their role in struggling for the freedom of their people. They are among nearly 6,000 Palestinians currently imprisoned by the Israeli occupation. Their solidarity extends fists of resistance and hands of unity through prison bars to support the U.S. National Prison Strike, beginning Aug. 21.We write today as imprisoned Palestinians of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, held in Israeli jails for our participation in struggle for the liberation of our land and people from colonialism and occupation. Today, we extend our solidarity to the prisoners in the jails of the United States participating in the national prison strike beginning on Aug. 21, fighting exploitation, racism and capitalism from within the heart of imperialist prisons.We begin by expressing our mourning for George Jackson, the imprisoned revolutionary and martyr of the Black Liberation struggle. The strike is beginning on the 47th anniversary of his martyrdom, an event that was recognized in Palestine and around the world at the time as an assassination of a true voice of struggle by the U.S. ruling class. As Palestinian prisoners, we also know that George Jackson was an internationalist and that the works of Palestinian poet Samih al-Qasem — addressing imprisonment and resistance — were found in his cell after his assassination. Today, we write to you to once again forge that connection of struggle, despite our different circumstances.The prison strike is a struggle of oppressed and exploited workers, first and foremost, confronting the unmasked brutality of capitalism behind bars. Around the world, prisoners have only protected their human rights and won victories through struggle. We know that you are demanding improved conditions, the right to fight in court for your rights and an end to excessive, lifelong sentences. You are also demanding an end to the new form of slavery found in U.S. prisons, where prison workers are paid pennies to produce goods and perform services for some of the country’s largest corporations.We also salute your struggle against racism. U.S. settler colonialism and imperialism practices its vicious racism both internally and externally, and the prison system reflects that reality. Black communities, Latino communities, Arab communities are under attack, facing mass incarceration and a system that seeks to imprison and exploit rather than support and nurture youth and elders.Today, prison workers are some of the most exploited workers in the United States, and the same ruling class that profits from the confiscation of Palestinian land and resources and from the bombing of children in Yemen also profits from the forced labor of prisoners. Your struggle is a workers’ struggle that is part of our global conflict against the vicious exploitation that our peoples face today. This struggle inside the prisons highlights the deep connections between racism and capitalism and how the struggle against them both can never be de-linked.The boycott campaign that is part of your strike also emphasizes the critical role of boycott in confronting exploitation and oppression. While our circumstances and lives may vary greatly from one another in many ways, we too face economic exploitation through a “canteen” system that seeks to profit from our imprisonment as Palestinians. We know that prison profiteers in the United States also profit from prison canteens, phone calls and other purchases, and we salute your campaign of boycott. This is the same reason why we call on people around the world to join the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement against Israel. We cannot and must not be the consumers of those who profit from our misery and oppression.As you enter your strike, we salute all of you and your struggle, and we urge all who are not already committed to join in the strike. We extend a special revolutionary salute to the imprisoned strugglers of the Black Liberation Movement and other liberation movements, including Mumia Abu-Jamal, whose consistent internationalism and principled struggle is known and resonates around the world. We demand the freedom of these freedom fighters in U.S. jails, from Leonard Peltier to Mutulu Shakur.We know from our experience that it is through struggle and confrontation that true freedom can be realized. Your strike is being launched within the heart of U.S. imperialism, the greatest danger faced by our Palestinian people and the people of the world. We know that your victory will also be a victory for Palestine — just as our victories in Palestine will be a victory for all of the struggles against imperialism, racism and oppression in the United States and globally.With revolutionary greetings,The Palestinian prisoners of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine inside Israeli jails, andThe Palestinian liberated prisoners of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine20 August 2018FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thisFacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmailPrintMoreShare thislast_img read more

Man finds suspected burglar dead in his home, trapped under 900-pound safe

first_imgaijohn784/iStock(MARION, Ind.) — An Indiana man said he found an intruder dead in his home this week, trapped under his family’s 900-pound safe, according to police.George Hollingsworth, of Marion, Indiana, said he made the discovery on Wednesday, a day after he first reported the robbery to police.Hollingsworth was inspecting his home, located about 70 miles north of Indianapolis, for stolen items when he made the discovery, according to the Marion Police Department.The homeowner went into his garage and found that his floor safe, which had been lifted by a floor jack, was knocked over with a man lying beneath it. The safe weighs more than 900 pounds.“Hollingsworth began cleaning the clutter in his garage to see if any items had been stolen. Upon cleaning, he found that his antique floor safe weighing over 900 pounds was knocked over,” the Marion Police Department said in a statement. “Upon further inspection Mr. Hollingsworth found a body lying underneath the safe.”The Marion Fire Department helped lift the safe and remove the body, police said. Authorities have not released the dead man’s identity, pending family notifications.“I came in [the house] and told my wife, ‘I think we’ve got a dead body out there.’ She thought I was kidding,” Hollingsworth told Fox 59 in Indianapolis.An autopsy will be conducted by the Northeast Indiana Forensic Center, according to the department. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Navy review of bias recommends ways to keep minorities, women in the ranks

first_imgOleksii Liskonih/iStockBy LUIS MARTINEZ, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The Navy’s broad internal look to address racism and sexism in its ranks has made recommendations to do more to keep minorities and women in the force, particularly in the higher officer ranks where African American officers are under-represented.The review, known as Task Force One Navy, designed to address any systemic inequalities in the Navy, was triggered by the racial reckoning last summer that followed the death of George Floyd.“We have fallen short in the past by excluding or limiting opportunity for people on the basis of race, sexual orientation, sexual identity, gender or creed,” said Adm. Mike Gilday, the chief of naval operations who ordered the review last June.“Our Navy must continue to remove barriers to service, and most importantly, be a shining example of a workforce centered on respect, inclusive of all,” Gilday said. “Simply put, all Sailors – uniformed and civilian – and applicants for accession to the Navy must be treated with dignity and respect above all else.”Conducted over six months and based on surveys and interviews of close to 1,000 enlisted sailors and officers, the task force’s report makes close to 60 recommendations to address the retention of minorities and women in the ranks.While the percentage of women and minorities serving in the Navy has increased over the last two decades, the report found that retaining them in the ranks has been a struggle.The report’s authors are encouraged that one in five junior officers are minorities and women, opening up the possibility of greater diversity among the senior ranks in 20 years. Still, concerns were raised about what might happen if they do not stay in the Navy.From 2005 to 2015, there were 30 African American admirals in the Navy, but those numbers have dwindled to only eight in the last five years.“If minorities/females aren’t promoted and retained beyond 12 years of service, the pool of talent to compete for senior leadership positions will not appreciably change,” according to the report.How to recruit and retain those key populations is a focus for Navy leaders.“One, we need to bring more diversity in the front door, and two, we need to make sure that we keep that diversity,” Vice Adm. John Nowell, the chief of naval personnel, told reporters ahead of the report’s release on Wednesday.“If we’re not bringing enough diversity in the front door, it’s causing a problem for us 20 or 30 years from now,” Nowell said. “My big takeaway was that a deliberate formal process, to never let your eye off the target, is critical.”To that end, the report makes recommendations to incentivize recruitment and retention among minorities and women, including expanding the payment of student loans for officers, investing in science and mathematics programs to encourage interest in Navy programs, collaborating with minority fraternities and sororities and promoting respect and inclusion across all ranks.Multiple listening sessions with sailors across the Navy provided the team with anecdotal insights that highlighted what they saw as potential disparities.“Respect, empathy, skepticism, training, accountability, and the silence of leadership” were the main themes heard at the sessions, according to Rear Adm. Alvin “Bull” Holsey, who was one of the review’s leaders.Force Master Chief Huben Phillips, another of the review’s leaders, said the issue of respect quickly became the top theme of the discussions.“It was the respect connected to ‘they don’t see me, or they don’t understand me’ and that was highlighted throughout,” Phillips said.The senior enlisted sailor for the Navy’s personnel office noted that commanders at the sessions struggled “with having that conversation” and did not realize how complex that discussion could be.“In every session, there’s a good number of folks who said ‘nothing’s gonna change,’” Holsey said. “So we’re committed to making sure this happens.”To that end, one of the task force’s key recommendations is the addition of “respect” to the Navy’s core values of honor, courage and commitment.“The goal of this initiative is to influence and encourage active and reserve service members, government service civilians and contractors within the (Department of the Navy) to embrace and embody the new Navy core value of “respect” in every aspect of the Navy and our culture,” said the review.But a key factor will be earning the trust of sailors that the Navy is committed to change, said Phillips.“The more sailors start to see and believe that we are truly committed to excellence in the fair treatment of all, then more of those things that (Adm. Nowell) talked about are going to be exposed,” Phillips said. “Then that covert behavior is going to be brought to the light and we’re going to eradicate it from our Navy.”Copyright © 2021, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Positive steps to protect pregnant staff members

first_img Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos. Previous Article Next Article Positive steps to protect pregnant staff membersOn 18 Jan 2000 in Personnel Today Expectant mothers could claim sex discrimination if companies do not meettheir health and safety needsMost employers appreciate they must not discriminate against pregnantemployees. However, few realise the positive steps they now must take toprotect the health and safety of these employees, even before they know theyare pregnant. Ultimately, these steps can include suspending an employee onfull pay if there is no other way of protecting her.If they do not, they run the risk not only of claims for sex discrimination,but also damages for personal injury and fines for breaches of health andsafety regulations. This is an expensive cocktail. Employers need to act now toidentify potential risks to women who are or who may be pregnant and take stepsto reduce those risks.The HSE has given guidance on the health and safety risks to pregnant womenand new mothers. Shocks, vibration or movement and manual handling are obviousrisks. Less obvious are the risks posed by stress, mental and physical fatigue.The HSE points out excessive standing and other physical work can causepremature birth, miscarriage and low birth weight. Excessive physical or mentalpressure can lead to stress and raised blood pressure. Passive smoking, alreadya hot topic, is a particular danger to pregnant women.The law requires employers to deal with these risks in various ways. Allemployers should be familiar with their general duty to carry out riskassessments, implement preventative measures and inform employees, as set outin the 1992 Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations. In addition,the Employment Appeal Tribunal confirmed in the case of Day v Pickles Farmsthat when a worker is a woman of child bearing age, that risk assessment shouldtake into account the possibility she may be pregnant. The logic is that theworker might not know for some time herself if she was pregnant.In any event, as soon as an employer knows an employee is pregnant, hasgiven birth within the previous six months or is breast-feeding, the lawrequires them to carry out a specific personal risk assessment to identifyrisks to her or her baby. If a risk is identified, the employer must preventexposure to it. Sometimes specific regulations – for example, on manual handling orhazardous chemicals – will set out requirements in detail. Otherwise, theemployer has to do what is reasonable. This would start with changingconditions or hours temporarily then finding suitable alternative employment and,as a last resort, suspending on full pay. The HSE recommends that whereverpossible new and expectant mothers have some control over how their work isorganised.It can be expensive not to comply. The 1992 Regulations give a specificright to compensation. The Employment Rights Act 1996 makes it automaticallyunfair to dismiss a woman, because she should be suspended from her work onmaternity grounds. The same applies if she is dismissed for asserting herrights. Plus, the Act gives her the right not to be dismissed or subjected toany detriment because she has told her employer about actual or potentialhealth and safety risks.Hanging over this is the principle of special treatment for pregnant staff.If they subject a woman to any detriment linked to her pregnancy, she can bringa claim for sex discrimination, with unlimited compensation.Penny Macmillan is an associate at Wragge and Colast_img read more