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Case Review: Caravan Park Manager Loses Unfair Dismissal Claim

A caravan park manager who resigned from his job after two money-making schemes had been discovered by his employers, has lost his unfair dismissal claim. Clarence Fitzsimmons who had managed the caravan park in Rhyl for 7 years, resigned in February 2013 but claimed constructive unfair dismissal. Mr Fitzsimmons claimed that pressure from the park […]

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Taking Legal Advice About an Employment Issue

When Should you Take legal Advice about an Employment Issue? Most workers will, at one time or another during the course of their working lives, encounter a problem at work.  Whatever the nature of the problem then there are steps that you can take to try and improve the situation yourself  before taking legal advice […]

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Case Review: Convicted paedophile gets £30,000 in redundancy claim

A convicted paedophile has won compensation of over £30,000 after bringing a redundancy claim action against his former employers from his prison cell according to the Daily Mail. Robert Wills took his former employers RWE NPower to an Employment Tribunal following their refusal to pay him a redundancy claim settlement in light of his sentence […]

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Defamation: Public Interest Defence

What is the Public Interest Defence? One of the defences to defamation is that of Qualified Privilege. One of the commonly argued qualified privilege is that of the public interest defence. The basis of this defence is that the person who is making the statement has a duty to do so and the person who […]

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Defences to defamation

Defences to Defamation If you have a defamation action put to you and you think you’ve got no way of dealing with it, don’t worry there are defences to defamation and within this article we will go through them and explain how and when they can be used. Justification The first and ultimate defence to […]

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Defamation: Is it Libel or Slander?

Within the tort of defamation there are two primary actions that can be pursued. These are known as libel and slander. If you had to explain the differences between the two into one sentence it is probably best to say that libel concerns written statements about an individual or company whilst slander is to verbal […]

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Case Review: Special Needs Teacher “Dismissed Unfairly”

As reported by the Watford Observer last week, a former special needs teacher was “dismissed unfairly” from Central Primary School in Watford. Kay Hart had been sacked after suffering severe depression, following the sudden death of her husband. An Employment Tribunal heard that Mrs Hart’s husband of 26 years, Graham, died suddenly at the age […]

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Survey Reveals Endemic Workplace Sexual Harassment

A new survey on workplace sexual harassment by law firm Slater and Gordon has found that one in six women have had colleagues look down their blouse. Furthermore, almost 50% have received comments about their breasts in the workplace and one in eight have resigned from their jobs due to workplace harassment. Interestingly, the study […]

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Case Review: Fire Station Chief Sues for Racial Discrimination

A black fire station officer has sued his employers for racial discrimination after claims that his colleagues nicknamed him Malcolm X and Frank Bruno. An Employment Tribunal in Birmingham heard that Warren Simpson, 48, had joined the fire brigade in 1985. He claims that in his first week he was labelled “Frank Bruno”. Mr Simpson […]

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