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Jul
21
2010

Firefighter who complained about reclining chairs recieves £80,000 payout

A Firefighter has received £80,000 in compensation after he was dismissed following complaints he raised that reclining chairs installed in his fire station were causing him severe back pain. The..

Jul
16
2010

Government focus on flexibility

The Government is apparently planning to encourage employers to allow staff to work more flexibly in order to ease the transport congestion and held employees achieve a better work-life belance. ..

Jul
15
2010

A quick guide from Acas on the Equality Act 2010

In case you have been asleep (or cannot keep up with when the government is going to implement the Act!) - the Equality Act is the next key legislative change..

Jul
15
2010

If "pulling a sickie" was an Olympic sport, the GB team would sweep up the medals!

A survey for Aon Consulting has revealed that one in five UK workers feigned an illness the last time they took a day off work sick. The UK was the worst..

Jul
15
2010

Putting the final salary pension scheme out to pasture...

According to the Pension Protection Fund (PPF) the collective deficit of UK final-salary pension schemes widened in June. Not surprising given the extremely challenging times we are in. The downward trend..

Jul
09
2010

BBC give Bleakley the boot from the One Show

The BBC has asked Christine Bleakley, current girlfriend of footballer Frank Lampard, not to return to her role presenting The One Show when it returns to TV screens next week.   Despite asking..

Jul
07
2010

Countdown to October...

The government has announced that the implementation of the Equality Act will start (as planned by the previous Labour Government) on 1 October 2010. Implementation will be in stages and..

Jul
07
2010

The numbers are in! ET statistics for 2009/10

The Employment Tribunal Annual Statistics for 2009/10 have now been published.  Key figures are as follows: There was a 56% increase from 2008/09 in the number of claims accepted by Employment..

Jul
06
2010

The importance of clear policies

In Charlton v Orange PCS Ltd ET/2513166/09 the Tribunal has held (in a majority verdict) that a manager who allegedly attempted to touch a male colleague`s genitals at a work..

Jul
05
2010

Reward for Failure

Public sector organisations are more susceptible to public scrutiny and need to account for significant decisions made or catastrophes that arise.    A high profile case surrounding the outbreak of a..



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