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Feb
09
2010

Fit for work within hours of giving birth?

You may have read about the case of Dr Helen Wright, Headmistress of an independent girls school, who gave birth before the school day started to her third child and..

Feb
09
2010

Discrimination difficulties for agency workers

5 February 2010   Following the Court of Appeal decision in Muschett v HM Prison Service (2010), it seems that it will be harder for agency workers to gain protection from discrimination..

Feb
09
2010

TUPE static not dynamic

29 January 2010   The Court of Appeal has held in Parkwood Leisure Ltd v Alemo-Herron (2010) that a contractual entitlement to a pay rise, agreed in collective agreement negotiations to which..

Feb
09
2010

Take notice of age

26 January 2010   The ECJ has held that a German law which discounts employment before the age of 25 when calculating statutory notice periods is age discriminatory (Kucukdeveci v Swedex (2010))...

Feb
05
2010

The Health and Safety risks of being a postman in Devon

Apparently a postman in Devon has refused to deliver post along a cobbled street because it is too dangerous.  He slipped over before Christmas and now the Royal Mail says..

Feb
04
2010

Banker caught in the act

I am sure we have all had a giggle about the Australian banker who was caught looking at topless photos while his colleague did a television interview nearby, but it..

Feb
03
2010

Equality Bill climb down

The Times has reported that Harriet Harman, Minister for Women and Equality, has backed down over controversial provisions in the equality bill. The climb down relates to employment provisions for..

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..



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