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Jan
21
2010

Age Survey

Thanks to everyone who has responded to our age survey - the results so far make for very interesting reading!   If you haven`t responded yet, please let us have your views in..

Jan
21
2010

Do you have a disability policy?

Does your organisation have a disability policy?   Many businesses don`t, and use asence management and equal opportunities policies to deal with disabled employees instead. However, often these policies don`t go far enough in setting..

Jan
21
2010

A long road to recovery

18 January 2010   For a disability to be covered by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, the effects of the impairment must be long-term.  "Long-term" means the condition must have lasted, or..

Jan
21
2010

The age of reason

14 January 2010   The ECJ has considered the use of age limits in two German cases this week.  In both cases, the ECJ held that the age limits were not contrary..

Jan
21
2010

Younger or less experienced?

14 January 2010   In another case concerning age this week, but this time in the UK, an employment tribunal has held that a 42 year old Head of Marketing, who did..

Jan
20
2010

Equality Bill latest

As reported in this month`s Buddy article, the Equality Bill permits the introduction of regulations requiring private sector employers with at least 250 employees to publish gender pay gap information,..

Jan
19
2010

Easter travel chaos on the horizon?

You will recall the fracas surrounding the plans of British Airways cabin crew to go on strike just before Christmas.  As we blogged in December, the strike was called off..

Jan
07
2010

Pregnancy risk & reward

6 January 2010   The EU Pregnant Workers Directive provides for the health and safety protection of pregnant workers and new mothers. In the case of Parviainen v Finnair Oyj (2009) the..

Jan
07
2010

Hair cut demand is not sexist

4 January 2010   The EAT in Dansie v Metropolitan Police (2009) has confirmed that the Metropolitan Police were within their rights to require a male employee to cut his shoulder length..

Jan
07
2010

Timing isn`t everything

16 December 2009 The Information and Consultation of Employees Regulations 2004 give employees certain rights to have their employer put in place an I&C agreement.  Under the Regulations, following a valid..



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