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  • Festival Safety

    05 August 2014

    ​This year’s festival season is now well and truly underway. The UK summertime is peppered with annual events and each year many revellers return home with an injury which is bound to have ruined the experience for them.…

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  • Mandatory retirement age

    04 August 2014

    Unlike in other forms of direct discrimination, there is a defence of justification to direct age discrimination where the discrimination is capable of being objectively justified.…

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  • Impact of Tribunal fees on number of claims

    04 August 2014

    The Ministry of Justice recently published Employment Tribunal statistics for January-March 2014 which show the significant reduction in the number of claims since the introduction of fees in July 2013.…

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  • Employees associated with disabled people

    04 August 2014

    While an employer must not directly discriminate against its employee, or subject him/her to harassment on grounds that the employee is associated with a disabled person…

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  • Is obesity “the new disability”?

    04 August 2014

    The Advocate General (the adviser to the European Court of Justice (ECJ)) has delivered a judicial opinion on the extent to which EU law protects obese workers from discrimination. …

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  • Flexible Working

    04 August 2014

    The new statutory rules governing the right for employees to request flexible working arrangements changed on 30 June 2014.…

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  • Lucky again, Rolf!

    31 July 2014

    The Attorney General, Jeremy Wright QC MP has decided not to refer the 5 year and 9 month sentence given to Rolf Harris to the Court of Appeal with the vast majority of commentators feeling that the initial sentence given to Harris was lenient. …

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  • Low EPC ratings can no longer be ignored

    25 July 2014

    Under the Energy Act 2011, no later than April 2018, the Secretary of State must make regulations making it unlawful for property owners to let commercial properties with the lowest energy performance …

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