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RAF Museum ordered to pay almost £50k to unfairly dismissed ex-employee | Third Sector

RAF Museum ordered to pay almost £50k to unfairly dismissed ex-employee | Third Sector | Employment Law | Scoop.it
After a tribunal hearing, the judge said the charity put Colin Reilly in a 'pistol-to-the-head' situation by asking him to resign or accept a radically different new role

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What next for Uber and employers in the gig economy? - People Management

What next for Uber and employers in the gig economy? - People Management | Employment Law | Scoop.it
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UK employment tribunal fees deny workers access to justice, says study | University of Oxford

UK employment tribunal fees deny workers access to justice, says study | University of Oxford | Employment Law | Scoop.it
UK workers are being illegally denied access to justice, according to Oxford academics in a forthcoming article in the journal, Modern Law Review. Their conclusions support an ongoing legal challenge to the employment tribunal fees regime, heard by the Supreme Court this week.
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May to bosses: give workers more rights

May to bosses: give workers more rights | Employment Law | Scoop.it
Firms that use self-employed workers to avoid paying sickness, pension and maternity benefits are facing a government crackdown. A review commissioned by Theresa May is expected to conclud

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Sports Direct staff 'not treated as humans', says MPs' report - BBC News

Sports Direct staff 'not treated as humans', says MPs' report - BBC News | Employment Law | Scoop.it
Retailer Sports Direct is accused in a report by MPs of failing to treat its workers like human beings.

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Cycle couriers take on the big boys in battle for living wage

Cycle couriers take on the big boys in battle for living wage | Employment Law | Scoop.it
Toxic. That’s the word bicycle courier Maggie Dewhurst uses to describe the state of affairs which gives her all the obligations of an employee but none of the rights. Dewhurst works for courier firm CitySprint as an independent contractor but her working day sounds more like the life of any regular wage slave.

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Firms forced to reveal gender pay gap - BBC News

Firms forced to reveal gender pay gap - BBC News | Employment Law | Scoop.it
Companies that fail to address pay differences between male and female employees will be highlighted in new league tables.

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£250k, how much failed Liz Wilkinson tribunal cost taxpayers

£250k, how much failed Liz Wilkinson tribunal cost taxpayers | Employment Law | Scoop.it
A FORMER finance chief has lost her claim for constructive dismissal against Bournemouth council in a case that cost the taxpayer £250,000.

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UCL caught up in row over paying female staff less than men

UCL caught up in row over paying female staff less than men | Employment Law | Scoop.it
University College London has been accused of hypocrisy for paying women less than men at its Qatari campus. The criticism came after it gave a lower housing allowance to female staff there — yet accepted the resignation of Nobel Prize-winning scientist Sir Tim Hunt for allegedly sexist remarks. It emerged that a female staff member at UCL Qatar complained last year that the allowance for married women was far less than for married men.
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Rogue Taunton boss who took £24,000 taxpayers' cash ordered to pay worker £6,000

Rogue Taunton boss who took £24,000 taxpayers' cash ordered to pay worker £6,000 | Employment Law | Scoop.it
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'Petite' female firearms officers say the force is 'malicious'

'Petite' female firearms officers say the force is 'malicious' | Employment Law | Scoop.it
Victoria Wheatley and Rachael Giles (pictured) have been signed off sick with stress after they won sex discrimination case against the Civil Nuclear Constabulary in February last year.

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Change-Management Can Have an Over-Reaching Impact on Workplace Violence Prevention

Change-Management Can Have an Over-Reaching Impact on Workplace Violence Prevention | Employment Law | Scoop.it

Albert Einstein said the definition of insanity is doing something over and over again and expecting a different result.

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Employee sacked for wearing headphones was unfairly dismissed - People Management Magazine Online

Employee sacked for wearing headphones was unfairly dismissed - People Management Magazine Online | Employment Law | Scoop.it
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Legal-ease: Where next for the gig economy?

Decisions in a recent tribunal case involving Uber could set a precedent for future gig economy rulings
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Call for 'decently paid' maternity leave - BBC News

Call for 'decently paid' maternity leave - BBC News | Employment Law | Scoop.it
The TUC says UK mothers may get a reasonable amount of maternity leave but get a poorer deal on pay.

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Terrence Higgins Trust's boss bullied out of her job, tribunal finds

Terrence Higgins Trust's boss bullied out of her job, tribunal finds | Employment Law | Scoop.it
Dr Rosemary Gillespie was the object of a ‘nasty, vindictive and sustained campaign of bullying’ at the HIV charity, an employment tribunal heard

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Hedge fund manager sacked from his £640k-a-year job days after motor neurone disease diagnosis, tribunal hears 

Hedge fund manager sacked from his £640k-a-year job days after motor neurone disease diagnosis, tribunal hears  | Employment Law | Scoop.it
A former army officer who was sacked from his £

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Terrence Higgins Trust chief executive forced out after bullying campaign, tribunal hears

Terrence Higgins Trust chief executive forced out after bullying campaign, tribunal hears | Employment Law | Scoop.it

Dr Rosemary Gillespie claims trustees at Britain's biggest HIV charity ignored alleged sexual misconduct and 'potentially criminal behaviour'


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EU 'snooping' ruling: employers reading staff private messages

EU 'snooping' ruling: employers reading staff private messages | Employment Law | Scoop.it

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) recently ruled that a firm that read a worker's Yahoo Messenger chats that he sent while at work was within its rights to do so.

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Nearly half of working mothers feel discriminated against

Nearly half of working mothers feel discriminated against | Employment Law | Scoop.it
Survey from Workingmums.co.uk finds that a fifth of women leave their jobs after having children due to a lack of flexible working options

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Worker wins unfair dismissal case after posting sexual picture at work

Worker wins unfair dismissal case after posting sexual picture at work | Employment Law | Scoop.it
A haulage worker who was sacked after posting a photograph of himself in a "sexually compromising position" at work has won his case for unfair dismissal.

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Dog handler wins employment tribunal case after he 'refused to abuse his dog'

Dog handler wins employment tribunal case after he 'refused to abuse his dog' | Employment Law | Scoop.it
David Ormsby says he suffered "15 months of hell" at the hands of his employers because he refused to "punch and choke" animals

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BBC to be SUED by Jeremy Clarkson if Top Gear star is sacked

BBC to be SUED by Jeremy Clarkson if Top Gear star is sacked | Employment Law | Scoop.it
Jeremy Clarkson has vowed to sue the BBC if he is sacked over punching a producer.

The Top Gear star, 54, said he has been “put on silent” about the bust-up but a source said he’ll claim wrongful dismissal if axed

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Two companies fined after worker loses left leg

Two companies fined after worker loses left leg | Employment Law | Scoop.it
The methods adopted for both the loading at Russell Fabrications (UK) Ltd and the unloading at Delpro Ltd were inherently unsafe and the vehicle used to transport the frame was unsuitable as the loading area was too small to safely accommodate it.

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