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Discrimination claims expected to rise in 2012

Changes to employment legislation introduced today, Friday 6 April 2012, are likely to lead to an increase in the number of discrimination claims from disgruntled employees. The qualifying period for claiming unfair dismissal increases from one year to two years, applying to anyone employed from today onwards. “This is likely to mean employees seek ways […]

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Returning to Work after Maternity Leave

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Restructures & Reorganisations – Am I Redundant?

With a challenging economic climate, the news seems to be inundated with reports of redundancies as companies and businesses struggle to keep their workers employed. Ruthless employers will, however, be tempted to use the economic conditions as an excuse to ‘reorganise’ or ‘restructure’ their business resulting in redundancies. But redundant employees would be wise not to accept the […]

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