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Minimum wage increases to £6.31

Minimum wage increases to £6.31 | PRODUCT ANALYSIS | Scoop.it
The national minimum wage rises to £6.31 for adults in the UK, an increase of 12p an hour, and by 5p to £5.03 for 18-to-20-year-olds.

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Teenager with learning difficulties is victim of police inadequacy

Teenager with learning difficulties is victim of police inadequacy | PRODUCT ANALYSIS | Scoop.it

Gareth, of Rushden, Northamptonshire, was 17 when he was first attacked by thieves, who made off with his moped. His family believe he was targeted because he has mild learning difficulties. Just as Gareth was due to give evidence against the suspects being prosecuted for the robbery, he was forced off his moped a second time and chased into a nearby pub. Gareth was deeply affected by the incident but felt confident that the evidence for the second prosecution would be strong – customers and staff in the pub had helped him and the incident was captured on CCTV. But, instead, Northamptonshire police responded in a manner they now acknowledge was deeply inadequate. They failed to investigate and, when Gareth and his family made a complaint, still no steps were taken to arrest his attackers. Gareth was ignored, he says, because of his learning difficulties. "I was not believed because I had learning difficulties and as a result the people who attacked me have still not been brought to justice." Only after he brought a legal claim under the Human Rights Act and disability discrimination law was his case finally taken seriously. When agreeing to settle the claim out of court, the chief constable accepted "serious failures" and an "unacceptable" level of service. "For these mistakes I, and the organisation, are very sorry," he wrote. He also agreed to pay £70,000 in damages and legal costs. But, says the lawyer who represented Gareth, had the police taken a human rights focused approach to the way they dealt with Gareth in the first instance, expensive and drawn-out legal proceedings would not have been necessary. "It should not have required litigation for the police to honour its duties to people with disabilities in Northamptonshire," says Tony Murphy, of Bhatt Murphy solicitors. "Sadly I am dealing with these kinds of cases nationwide."


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Ngozi Angeline Godwell's curator insight, December 29, 2013 4:02 PM
A novel claim under the Disability Discrimination Act against Northamptonshire Police in relation to its failure to protect of a victim of crime with autism, which circumvented the traditional barriers to making the police accountable for neglect . This claim was also successfully mediated for substantial damages, an apology and an agreement that lessons would be learned by the police with Lord Henry Brooke acting as mediator. http://www.bhattmurphy.co.uk/bhatt-murphy-108.html
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HMRC plans crackdown on fashion industry's unpaid interns

HMRC plans crackdown on fashion industry's unpaid interns | PRODUCT ANALYSIS | Scoop.it
• New taskforce formed for random spot-checks on firms • Unpaid interns breach UK national minimum wage laws...

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Safety concerns at bomb testing site

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“Employees had also not been given all the relevant advice, according to the watchdog which found two breaches of the Health and Safety at Work Act ...”


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Men launch sex discrimination claim and win in landmark legal case

Men launch sex discrimination claim and win in landmark legal case | PRODUCT ANALYSIS | Scoop.it
Some 26 workers in Swansea could receive around £750,000 in back pay in what is thought to be the first ever sex discrimination case brought by a large group of men.

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vince tracy's curator insight, April 23, 2014 4:55 PM

It's a start.....

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Battle over wages: the male-female wage gap | The Great Debate UK

Battle over wages: the male-female wage gap | The Great Debate UK | PRODUCT ANALYSIS | Scoop.it
Despite there being an Equal Pay Act in place in the UK since 1970, women still earn on average 17 percent less per hour than men for doing the equivalent role in the workplace, according to figures from The Fawcett Society.

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Police officer wins tribunal case

Police officer wins tribunal case | PRODUCT ANALYSIS | Scoop.it
A gay black police officer wins his case for racial and sexual discrimination against Scotland Yard.

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DWP pays £70,000 to woman with Asperger's - Business Disability Forum

RT @ligomersall: DWP pays £70,000 to woman with Asperger's - guilty of Disability Discrimination http://t.co/81ZHdwM1lN #aspergers #asd
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Minimum wage risks becoming going rate for millions, low pay pioneer George Bain warns

Minimum wage risks becoming going rate for millions, low pay pioneer George Bain warns | PRODUCT ANALYSIS | Scoop.it
Pay for many workers has stagnated, despite cross-party acceptance of the minimum wage, George Bain says The UK is at risk of creating a two-tier labour market in which growing numbers of workers earn little more than the legal minimum, the...
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Minimum wage fine raised to £20,000 in UK

Minimum wage fine raised to £20,000 in UK | PRODUCT ANALYSIS | Scoop.it
New maximum fine may be levied for every worker denied minimum wage as Vince Cable cracks down on rogue employers (RT @saramo: Minimum wage fine raised to £20,000 in UK http://t.co/DsS1oz3DkZ...
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Nursery fined after two-year-old boy on trampoline broke leg

Nursery fined after two-year-old boy on trampoline broke leg | PRODUCT ANALYSIS | Scoop.it
A Haslemere nursery rated outstanding by Ofsted has been fined for breaching the Health and Safety at Work Act

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RAF nurse wins sexism tribunal

RAF nurse wins sexism tribunal | PRODUCT ANALYSIS | Scoop.it
The highest ranking nurse in the Royal Air Force, Group Captain Wendy Williams, wins a sex discrimination case against the Ministry of Defence.

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BBC NEWS | UK | Women's workplace wars

BBC NEWS | UK | Women's workplace wars | PRODUCT ANALYSIS | Scoop.it
The Equal Pay Act was established 20 years ago, yet women in the UK workplace are still facing some bizarre battles for equality.

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Doctor awarded £4.5 million in sex and race discrimination case

Doctor awarded £4.5 million in sex and race discrimination case | PRODUCT ANALYSIS | Scoop.it

A doctor who was dismissed from her position at a hospital in Yorkshire has been awarded £4.5 million after winning a tribunal claim for unfair dismissal, sex and race discrimination.

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