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Jun
17
2010

Equality Act...so near but yet so far...

Rumour is spreading like wildfire that the implementation date of the Equality Act may be later than the anticipated date of 1 October 2010 after the Government Equalities Office removed the..

Jun
15
2010

Economy experiences growing pains

The Office for Budget Responsibility (OBR) has released its prediction that the economy will expand by only 2.6% in 2011. This is down from the 3% to 3.5% estimate given..

Jun
14
2010

Health and Safety Review - don`t throw the baby out with the bath water

For years there have been complaints about Health and Safety going mad.  We have heard reports of children having to wear goggles to play conkers, garden gnomes being "moved on"..

Jun
11
2010

Simon Cowell being taken to Tribunal

A former unsuccessful Britain`s Got Talent contestant is bringing legal action against Simon Cowell.The Claimant, Emma Czikai, suffers from a condition called cervical spine neuritis and has made allegations the show..

Jun
10
2010

Employees ignorant of their contractual rights?

Which? Legal Service surveyed 4,000 members of the British public, asking whether they had read their contracts of employment. Shockingly, 26% said they had only skim read their contracts, while..

Jun
10
2010

Beware of the fake fit note

Just 2 months after they were introduced by the Government in an attempt to combat sickness absence, it appears that the new fit note is open to misuse.                             Despite..

Jun
08
2010

Years of Unwanted Conduct

In cases of constructive dismissal where an employer has committed a repudiatory breach of contract, an employee must not delay too long before resigning or it would be taken that..

Jun
08
2010

Damages not limited

It was held in Edwards v Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust that the employee was able to recover damages at large for a breach of a contractual disciplinary procedure.    In..

Jun
08
2010

Without Prejudice Rule

The without prejudice rule will generally prevent documents from being admitted and used as evidence against the interest of a party in any court hearing without the permission of both..

Jun
08
2010

Outcome of Criminal Proceedings

Employers are often faced with procedural dilemmas on how internal proceedings are to run whilst ensuring a reasonable and fair process is carried out.   What should an employer do in a..



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