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DAS UK Group, the UK’s leading legal expenses insurer, is one of the latest signatories to the ‘Dying to Work’ charter, a national initiative designed to increase awareness of terminal illness in the workplace and encourage employers to provide increased help and support to any employee facing such challenging circumstances.
In a formal signing at the DAS UK head office in Bristol, Kate Banks, DAS UK’s Group Director of HR & Legal Services, was joined by the mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees, who signed the charter on behalf of Bristol City Council, and Donna Williams from Unite – Britain and Ireland’s largest union – which also added its name to the charter.
The signatories were also joined by Nigel Costley from the TUC which is driving the campaign across the UK.
Unite regional coordinating officer Donna Williams said: “What makes this unique is that two separate organisations, public and private – the city council and DAS UK – have both signed up at the same time to this important charter. The signing sends out a positive message to other employers in the city that support is a much better alternative to dismissing people via the capability route, especially at a time when they and their families will be struggling greatly on both emotional and financial levels.”
Kate Banks, Group Director of HR & Legal Services for DAS UK Group, added: “This initiative supports our values of being absolutely the right thing to do, and we are very happy to be working with Unite and the TUC to give this reassurance to our people.”
Marvin Rees, Mayor, Bristol City Council, said: “I am pleased to sign the Dying to Work Charter on behalf of Bristol City Council. Doing so demonstrates our wholehearted commitment as a caring employer to supporting staff who face this difficult time. I support the campaign to promote awareness of this issue and urge other employers in Bristol to do the same.”
Nigel Costley, TUC, said: “It is hard to imagine how we would feel faced with a terminal diagnosis. Some will want to work for as long as they can. Some will have no choice. It must be a huge relief to know your employer will stand by you.”
As part of its ‘Diversity and Inclusion Week’, DAS UK Group has become a member of Working Families, the UK’s leading work-life balance charity.
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DAS and Goodlord have been shortlisted in the ‘Claims Initiative of the Year - Insurer’ category at the British Insurance Awards.
DAS will be taking part in this year’s Deloitte Ride Across Britain in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society and Insurance United Against Dementia (IUAD).
DAS have been nominated in three categories at this year’s Women in Insurance Awards.
The Insurance Institute of Northern Ireland’s Premium Masterclass Series – sponsored by DAS UK Group – is holding the third of six thought leadership events at the Clayton Hotel in Belfast at 8:30am this Thursday (21 November).
On 25th March, student Luke Netherclift joined CEO Andrew Burke on the ‘CEO for the day’ experience, organised by our Family Network.
The Insurance Institute of Northern Ireland’s Premium Masterclass Series – sponsored by DAS UK Group – is holding the fourth in a series of six thought leadership events at the Clayton Hotel in Belfast at 8:30am this Thursday.
DAS UK Group is one of the latest signatories to a national initiative designed to increase awareness of terminal illness in the workplace.
DAS UK Group’s Recruitment team has won the ‘Best Recruitment Team in the Professional Services Sector’ award at the annual In-house Recruitment Awards.
The Insurance Institute of Northern Ireland’s Premium Masterclass Series – sponsored by DAS – is holding the second in a series of six thought leadership events at the Clayton Hotel in Belfast at 8:30am this Thursday (18 October).
Mark Peters, Head of Oak Underwriting, and Nathan Holt, Head of Trading Underwriting at DAS, will be hosting a special cyber insurance session at the Insurance Age: High Net Worth Forum in London on Thursday 18 October.
We partnered with Instech London to host ‘The Confluence of InsurTech, LawTech and PropTech’ event at the Steel Yard in London recently. Innovation Manager Matthew Vamplew looks at what he learnt from the event.
Here’s a quick look at the speakers at ‘The Confluence of InsurTech, LawTech and PropTech’ event at the Steel Yard in London at 6pm on Monday 24 September.