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Divorce law blog

Good Divorce Week - keeping your options open


29/11/2016   By: Rebecca Auster
This week is Resolution’s Good Divorce Week. Resolution is a community of professionals who work with families and individuals to resolve family disputes in a non-confrontational and constructive way. Good Divorce Week highlights Resolution’s work and also the Code of Practice that all of its members follow.

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Impact of separation/divorce on work


27/11/2014   By:
Coming to terms with the breakdown of a relationship is a difficult and emotional time for anyone. The impact that the divorce or separation process has on your personal life can also affect you in the workplace. Your relationships with colleagues can suffer as can your ability to focus on the job. Research commissioned by Resolution, the national organisation of family lawyers dedicated to promoting a non-confrontational, constructive approach to resolving family disputes, shows that one in ten people have had to leave their job after a separation or worked with a colleague who has had to leave for that reason. The process can also take its toll on your health and lead to periods of absence. 16% of the people surveyed said either they or a colleague has had to take sick leave as a direct result of the breakdown of a relationship. If you hold a senior position in your organisation, this can cause disruption and may have an effect on morale within your team. You may become more reliant on colleagues for emotional support and reassurance and this may in turn impact on their productivity. 15% of those surveyed identified divorce as having a negative impact on productivity in their workplace and 34% said that more needed to be done by employers to provide additional support.

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