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Full-time working was justified

In Donovan v GE Aviation Systems Ltd a tribunal found that the employer was justified in requiring a senior financial manager's job to be done on a full-time basis as it was a proportionate means of achieving a compelling business aim.

Article by: | Published: 20 October 2011

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EHRC launches new equality and respect training

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched a new, free training and education resource, Equal Rights, Equal Respect. While this is aimed at teachers to help teach equality and human rights in schools, it is a useful reference point for all forms of diversity training.

Article by: | Published: 20 October 2011

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TUC audit reveals equality progress

The TUC's latest equality audit, covering 97% of all TUC-affiliated unions, reveals how unions have made significant progress in taking equality into consideration in their rules and structures, organising activities, membership services and employment practices.

Article by: | Published: 20 October 2011

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Dismissal was for making a protected disclosure

In Royal Cornwall Hospitals NHS Trust v Watkinson the EAT agreed with a tribunal that a former NHS Trust chief executive was automatically unfairly dismissed for making a protected disclosure as there was “clear evidence” which inferred that the Health Authority put pressure on the Trust to dismiss him for whistleblowing.

Article by: | Published: 28 September 2011

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Court employee faces first prosecution under Bribery Act

The Crown Prosecution Service has decided that Munir Yakub Patel should be prosecuted under the Bribery Act 2010 in relation to allegations of misconduct during his employment. He is the first person to be prosecuted under the new Act.

Article by: | Published: 28 September 2011

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Revised guide to judicial conduct published

The Judiciary of England and Wales has published a revised guide to judicial conduct. The guide offers assistance to judges on conduct issues, rather than prescribing a detailed code.

Article by: | Published: 28 September 2011