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Mar
23
2011

Assistant Referees Suffered Age Discrimination
#Employment

The ET has held in Martin and others v Professional Match Game Officials Ltd ET/2802438/08 that four assistant referees who were forced to retire at 48 were subjected to age discrimination but were not unfairly dismissed....

Mar
21
2011

Right to be forgotten
#Employment

The European Union is to legislate a "right to be forgotten online" to prevent, for example, prospective employers finding Facebook party photos of someone posted online of a night that would best be forgotten....

Mar
21
2011

Radical reforms aimed at freeing small businesses from excessive red tape
#Employment

The Minister of State for Business and Enterprise, Mark Prisk, has revealed a range of measures aimed at helping UK businesses grow....

Mar
18
2011

Will the abolition of the default retirement age effect unemployment rates?
#Employment

According to figures released from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) unemployment across the UK has reached its highest level for 17 years of 8%....

Mar
17
2011

Time off for the Olympics?
#Employment

According to Personnel Today 32% of companies surveyed said that they would facilitate flexibile working to enable staff to see the 2012 Games and 44% said that they would actually encourage staff to attend the Games....

Mar
16
2011

Mind the gap
#Employment

According to figures released from the Office for National Statistics a private sector worker earns £81 less a week than his/her equivalent state worker....

Mar
15
2011

Small firms may be able to avoid Maternity and Paternity rights
#Employment

Small firms with fewer than 10 employees may be able to avoid granting employees parental rights according to details leaked in the Sunday Telegraph....

Mar
14
2011

Government ban on non-EEA takeaway chefs
#Employment

Migrants from outside the European Economic Area will no longer be able to come to the UK to work as chefs in takeaways from April this year....

Mar
11
2011

Lord Sugar says employers should be able to ask applicants about pregnancy and children
#Employment

Lord Sugar has said that laws banning employers from asking women about children and childcare plans during job interviews are counterproductive....

Mar
10
2011

Current Employment Tribunal system receives further criticism from employers
#Employment

A survey compiled by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development heaps more criticism on the current Employment Tribunal System....

Mar
09
2011

Female unemployment on the rise
#Employment

According to figures published by the TUC at the opening of the TUC Women`s Conference in Eastbourne this week, female unemployment has risen by 71,000 over the past year....

Mar
08
2011

Charlie Sheen fired from Two and a Half Men
#Employment

Actor Charlie Sheen has reportedly been fired from the hit US sitcom Two and a Half Men by Warner Bros Television....

Mar
08
2011

BRC calls for support of retail businesses
#Employment

The British Retail Consortium (BRC) has called for the Chancellor to assist retail business....

Mar
07
2011

Overwhelming Yes in Wales Referendum
#Employment

On Friday 3rd March 2011, Wales voted overwhelmingly in favour of the Assembly being granted direct law-making powers. "To demand respect you must first display self-respect," said the Deputy First Minister, Ieuan Wyn Jones. "Today we have done just that."...

Mar
01
2011

Dismissed after being charged with murder but before being convicted
#Employment

It has been reported that a man dismissed after he had been charged with murder but before he had been convicted of the offence lost his unfair dismissal claim. Roger Kearney was dismissed by Royal mail in January 2010 and convicted in June 2010....

Feb
28
2011

Muffin eating did not justify dismissal
#Employment

The ET has held in Medhin v Compass Group UK & Ireland Ltd t/a Restaurant Associates ET/2300304/10 that an employee who was dismissed for eating a muffin was unfairly dismissed....

Feb
25
2011

Dismissal for posting negative comments on Facebook held to be unfair
#Employment

In Stephens v Halfords plc ET/1700796/10 the Tribunal has held that an employee`s dismissal for posting negative comments on Facebook was unfair....

Feb
24
2011

Had it occurred to you that bankruptcy might be a consequence of losing a Tribunal claim?
#Employment

It has been reported that a former MP, Jim Devine, has been declared bankrupt after he failed to pay the compensation awarded by a Scottish Employment Tribunal in the sum of £35,000 to his ex Office Manager....

Feb
23
2011

Severe Consequences of Homophobic Banter in the Workplace
#Employment

The BBC reported dozens of stickers circulated around gay pubs in Shoreditch and outside a Whitechapel school, consisting of numerous homophobic messages (‘Gay Free Zone`) and a reference to the Islamic Koran to support it....

Feb
18
2011
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