Neil Thompson’s Lesson for Living – Be assertive

Assertiveness is a widely misunderstood term. Many people use it to mean being stroppy or difficult, unaware that this is a significant distortion of the philosophy underpinning the idea of assertiveness. For example, on training courses I have been running I have many times come across comments to the effect of: ‘If I were assertive, I would be disciplined’ or ‘If I were assertive people would give me a really hard time’ …

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‘More than 30,000’ Welsh domestic abuse victims over 60

More than 30,000 people over 60 in Wales are victims of domestic abuse, the older people’s commissioner has said. Sarah Rochira said more needs to be done to support them. The Welsh government said it was “committed to supporting all victims of domestic abuse”. Ms Rochira said there were unique issues for older people in abusive relationships and the support in place is not always appropriate.

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Acas guide on disability discrimination

The Equality Act 2010 makes it unlawful to discriminate against employees (including workers) because of a mental or physical disability. Under the Equality Act 2010 a person is disabled if they have a physical or mental impairment which has a substantially adverse and long-term effect on their ability to carry out normal day-to-day activities. In the workplace such activities are taken to include things like using a telephone or computer, interacting with colleagues, following instructions, driving and carrying everyday objects. ...

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