Radio Interviews

On this page, you will be able to listen to a selection of conversations Donna has had on air.

Equal Pay between males and females for work of equal value

As the BBC’s Carrie Gracie steps down from her role as China Editor, why are the BBC still not paying males and females an ‘equal’ amount for doing the same job? Donna and Roberto discuss the HR issues around Equal Pay.

Should non-smokers be entitled to more annual leave than smokers?

Donna and Roberto Perrone debate whether those people who don’t take breaks during the day should be given more annual leave and the risk of discrimination that this might expose employers to.

How much leave from work are UK employees entitled to after the death of a loved one?

In this more serious on-air discussion, Donna points out that there is currently no legal entitlement to any paid leave following the death of a close family member.

Why do some women believe they can only get on in their careers if they are not a blonde?

Listen to DOHR Managing Director Donna Obstfeld discussing women’s hair colour and its impact on job success with BBC Radio Three Counties Roberto Perrone

Executive Pay

Is there any value in publishing executive pay and the variation between that pay and the average pay of other employees? Donna Obstfeld of DOHR discusses executive pay with Roberto Perrone and how waving executive pay in the face of the ordinary employee can destroy motivation

The Human Rights and Equality Commission have said that all jobs should be advertised as ‘flexible’, but is this realistic?

How would your business cope if you had to advertise all positions as ‘flexible’? DOHR Managing Director Donna Obstfeld believes that companies should have a choice about employing people on a flexible basis and does not believe that this should become obligatory.

Dressing for summer? What are people allowed to wear to work? Is it appropriate to wear flip flops and shorts? Not according to Roberto

Join Donna and Roberto here as they chat about what to wear when temperatures exceed 30 degrees.

Vote Labour and you could find yourself at the top of the selection list for redundancy – 12th June 2017

In this interview with Andy Collins of BBC 3 counties radio, Donna Obstfeld, MD of DOHR discusses what happened when an unwitting employer sent out an email which some employees took offence to and forwarded to the GBM…. Employers, be careful what you say as it will be written down and used in evidence against you!

Will giving employees a year off (unpaid) to care for elderly parents work for employers? – 15th May 2017

Which should employers hire for, Beauty or Brains? – 11th May 2017

4 Extra Days Bank Holiday – 24th April 2017

Alcohol in the Workplace – 15th February 2017

Pimlico Plumbers – Worker or Employee – 10th February 2017

Dress Code in the Workplace – 21st September 2016

Do women have to comply with a request to wear high heels at work?

Recruitment: The Butcher’s Way – May 2016

January Blues on Facebook – 5th January 2016

Animals At Work -18th November 2015

Bullying In The Workplace – 18th November 2015

Pay Rise? – July 2015

Jeremy Clarkson – Fired? – March 2015

Drugs Testing in the workplace – October 2014