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Oct
14
2010

Employee not dismissed until she reads dismissal letter

The Supreme Court has handed down its Judgment in Gisada Syf v Barratt, upholding the decision of the Court of Appeal that a dismissal is not effective until it is..

Oct
13
2010

"Lifetime" awards of doctors up for review

The BBC has reported today that large bonuses cannot be taken away from doctors, even if their performance deteriorates, because of a loophole in the system.   According to the BBC this..

Oct
13
2010

Could a second wave of feminism be brewing ...

Equal Pay for women is always a topical issue but even more so at the moment with the release of the film ‘Made in Dagenham` to stir women up.  The..

Oct
13
2010

Public Spending Down, Private Sector Job Losses Up.

Close to a million people are predicted to lose their jobs in the next four years as a result of budget cuts expected in the Government`s Comprehensive Spending Review, which..

Oct
13
2010

Will the Equality Act lead to a large increase in Tribunal claims?

According to the Law Gazette, yes.   An article published on it`s website last week predicts that Tribunal`s will ‘struggle to cope` as they are ‘submerged` by a surge in cases stemming from..

Oct
07
2010

Charge of Theft or Loss?

Misconduct is potentially a fair reason for dismissal and the employer need only have a genuine and reasonable belief that the employee was guilty of the offence in question.   The..

Oct
07
2010

Reduction in Discrimination Compensation

10 claims of discrimination were made against an employer in the case of Thaine -v- London School of Economics.  The Tribunal upheld 2 out of the 10 unlawful discrimination claims.  ..

Oct
07
2010

Pay up for Poor References

Employers are often asked to provide references for ex-employees and it is a misconception that they cannot provide a bad reference.  Employers have the freedom to include whatever wording they..

Oct
06
2010

Rise of the "Silver Apprentices"

As the new series of the Apprentice hits our screens tonight, the BBC has published a story regarding the rise of workers over 50 who are commencing apprenticeships.   According to..

Oct
05
2010

Calls for changes to laws on striking?

Were you one of the unlucky commuters stuck in the middle of the dispute between Trade Unions and staff on the London Underground yesterday? Many commuters faced hours of delays..



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