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Tribunal Statistics Published

 After a six month delay, statistics for the Employment Tribunal Service have been published by the Ministry of Justice. The figures for the period 1 April 2007 to 31 March 2008 show that 189,303 claims were accepted, which represents a 43 per cent rise on the 2006/07 figure of 132,57. Equal pay accounted for the highest number of claims.

Article by: 25 March 2009

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NICE guidance for managing staff on sick leave

 NICE, the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence, has published guidance for the management of long-term sickness absence and incapacity. The information aims to ensure the right support is available to help employees on sickness absence return to work as soon as they are able and sets out key recommendations for an integrated approach to sickness management.

Article by: 25 March 2009