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Ziyana Rajabali

Ziyana is an Associate in the Employment & Compensation Department of Baker McKenzie's London office. She joined the Firm as a trainee in March 2017. As part of her training contract, Ziyana spent time in the IT / Commercial, Corporate Finance, Structured Capital Markets departments. Ziyana also completed a three-month secondment to the Firm offices in San Francisco where she undertook a combination of Intellectual Property and Employment work. She subsequently qualified as an associate and was admitted as a Solicitor of England and Wales in March 2019.

We are delighted to share our Diving into Diversity Vlog Series. Our Baker McKenzie Employment team will be diving into Inclusion, Diversity & Equity topics throughout this series to bring your attention to upcoming changes, interesting developments and key employment law takeaways. This 10-minute watch deals with the increasing cost of the UK visa process and the impact these changes will have on employers.

A study by the Equality and Human Rights Commission found that 77% of working mothers surveyed had potentially discriminatory or negative experiences. For many, the statutory protections designed to help mothers are not effective in re-balancing the disadvantages faced. With most mothers being of working age, we explore what employers can do to tackle these issues in order to retain mothers in the workplace.

The position and safety of Muslims in civil society is once again the subject of debate as a result of Marine Le Pen’s recent proposal to ban the headscarf in all public spaces in France. Notwithstanding that Le Pen lost the election and with Ramadan underway, it is timely to explore the employment implications of Islamophobia in the workplace and practical steps employers can take to create a more inclusive and thriving working environment for their Muslim employees, to ensure they maintain their ’employer of choice’ status.