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Oct
04
2010

Belief that mediums can contact the dead is capable of protection in discrimination law

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has upheld a Tribunal`s decision that a belief in spiritualism, life after death and the ability of mediums to contact the dead was capable of protection..

Oct
04
2010

Office gossip "Who`s the daddy?" is discrimination

The Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that gossip about an employee`s pregnancy was discrimination and harassment under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.  Ms Nixon brought a claim for constructive dismissal,..

Oct
04
2010

E Day has arrived

That`s right. After many blogs regarding the commencement of the Equality Act 2010, the majority of its provisions are now in force.   It will be pretty much business as usual for..

Sep
30
2010

Quango-ing going gone?

Government ministers have drawn up a list of over 170 quangos to be abolished, it was reported last week. A further 94 of the tax-funded bodies are also under threat..

Sep
30
2010

Minimum Wage Increases from 1 October 2010

From tomorrow new National Minimum Wage rates apply.Workers aged 21 or over - £5.93 per hour Workers aged 18 - 20 inclusive - £4.92 per hour Workers under 18 -..

Sep
29
2010

Smokers ‘too much trouble to employ` as Council considers making them ‘clock off` for cigarette breaks

Simon Clark, Director of lobby group Forest, Freedom Organisation for the Right to Enjoy Smoking Tobacco has expressed concern that smokers will lose out on jobs because their lives at..

Sep
28
2010

You`re Fired!

The Apprentice, returns to our screens for its Sixth Series next Wednesday, 6 October 2010.  The TV series follows 16 men and women as they attempt to impress Sir Alan Sugar..

Sep
28
2010

Health and safety - gone mad or just gone?

Is Lord Young going to blitz Health and Safety Legislation?  As we reported a month or so ago, Lord Young has been reviewing health and safety regulations to determine whether..

Sep
24
2010

Cuts to public sector spending - the cost to the Third Sector

Since the election, there has been a considerable increase in media and political interest in the involvement of the Third Sector in public service provision.  The impact of the recession,..

Sep
24
2010

References and victimisation

Employers who are sued by a former employee are unlikley to want to give them a glowing reference.  However, a recent case has shown the risks of giving poor references in..



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