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Feb
02
2010

The last great British institution...?

With the takeover of Cadbury by Kraft imminent, Cadbury workers are fearful of significant job cuts.  Workers, led by Unite the Union, are gathering in London to lobby the government to..

Feb
02
2010

Is the BBC ageist?

It has been reported that an ex BBC journalist, Miriam O`Reilly, is suing the BBC for age discrimination and sex discrimination following her removal from its Countryfile show.   Ms O`Reilly,..

Feb
01
2010

Keep (maybe) Fit

The Government has published its response to consultation on the `fit notes` that are set to replace sick notes. The new regulations are intended to come into force on 6..

Jan
28
2010

Sharing the load

Following an eight-week consultation period that closed on 20 November 2009, the Government has now published draft regulations to facilitate the introduction of additional paternity leave and pay. These regulations..

Jan
27
2010

Union blacklisting laws due in force by this April

New regulations outlawing union blacklists are going through Parliament this month and the Government says that, subject to approval, they will come into force sometime between February and April 2010.   The..

Jan
27
2010

National Equality Panel

Are we a nation divided by class, income, gender, ethnicity and age not to mention a few?   The National Equality Panel was set up in 2008 to investigate how inequalities in people`s economic outcomes..

Jan
27
2010

Reminder: Rate changes

1 February 2010   A reminder that from Monday 1 February 2010, the compensatory award which applies to unfair dismissal cases will drop from £66,200 to £65,300.   This reduction reflects the decrease..

Jan
27
2010

Lessons in human rights

22 January 2010   Last year we reported on the Court of Appeal`s comments in Kulkarni v Milton Keynes Hospital (2009) regarding the right to legal representation at disciplinary hearings.    The Court..

Jan
27
2010

Use it or lose it

21 January 2010   The EAT has confirmed in Lyons v Mitie Security Ltd (2010) that workers can lose their holiday entitlement if they fail to comply with notice requirements for taking..

Jan
27
2010

The truth is out there

21 January 2010   It has been confirmed that, where a claimant consents, the Employment Tribunals Service may pass information about public interest disclosures to the relevant regulator.    There will be a..



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