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Case Review: Teacher unfairly dismissed for gardening without a risk assessment

An employment tribunal found that Tracey Smith from South Yorkshire had been unfairly dismissed from Aldine House, a secure unit for problem children in Sheffield. The claimant was awarded £70,000, after being accused of breaking regulations over discipline, poor relationships with work colleagues and breaking health and safety rules. One allegation was that Miss Smith […]

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Government announces further progress on Employment Law Review

Unfair dismissal, settlement agreements, conciliation and TUPE regulations were all on the agenda today, following a statement from Jo Swinson, Minister for Employment Relations and Consumer Affairs. The Government’s Employment Law Review is looking at the legislation which affects the relationship between the employer and the employee. Today it published its response to the consultation […]

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What employers and employees need to be aware of in 2013

Following a bumper crop of proposals from the Coalition Government in 2012, this year will see a raft of new legislation coming into force related to employment tribunals, family-friendly rights and employee-shareholder contracts to name just a few. Read our guide summarising some of the key updates that both employers and employees should be aware […]

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BA Employee Wins Religious Discrimination Case

Nadia Eweida, a staunch Christian who claimed she suffered religious discrimination whilst working for British Airways, has won a landmark legal battle at the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). Miss Eweida was sent home from work for wearing a small silver cross around her neck in 2006, which was considered to be a breach […]

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Employment Law – what happened in 2012?

When everyone least expected it, 2012 became a dizzyingly busy year for employment legislation. There were periods over the last twelve months where at every turn there was a new government proposal, consultation process or amendment to employment legislation. The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, headed up by Vince Cable, Liberal Democrat Business Secretary, […]

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