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Cyber plan to save business billions

Acas has launched a guide to help Britain get to grips with a cyber problem caused by the internet, blogs and social media websites, estimated to cost the country billions of pounds every year.

Article by: | Published: 28 September 2011

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Detailed tribunal statistics published

HM Courts and Tribunals Service have published the final version of the annual statistics for employment tribunals and the EAT for April 2010 to March 2011 ...

Article by: | Published: 28 September 2011

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Adjustments were not reasonable

In Salford NHS Primary Care Trust v Smith the EAT held that it was not a reasonable adjustment for an employer to have to offer a disabled employee who was on long term sick leave a career break or require the employer to put forward a proposal for rehabilitative non-productive work for the employee to put to her GP.

Article by: | Published: 20 September 2011

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Global conspiracy theory not a belief

In Farrell v South Yorkshire Police Authority a tribunal decided that beliefs that the 9/11 and 7/7 attacks were "false flag operations" approved by the US and UK governments, and that the media is controlled by a global elite seeking to support government foreign policy, were not philosophical beliefs protected by the Religion or Belief Regulations 2003.

Article by: | Published: 20 September 2011

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Agency Workers Regulations amended

The Agency Workers (Amendment) Regulations have been published amending certain drafting errors in the Agency Workers Regulations 2010.

Article by: | Published: 20 September 2011

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Age tops average awards in discrimination claims

The HM Courts and Tribunals Service further statistical report for employment tribunals covering the period 1 April 2010 to 31 March 2011 shows that the highest award of £289,167 was in a sex discrimination claim and that age discrimination claims had the highest average award of £30,289.

Article by: | Published: 20 September 2011

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Finding of direct disability discrimination impossible on the facts

Under the Disability Discrimination Act 1995, ‘direct disability’ discrimination occurs where a disabled person, with the same abilities as a non-disabled person, is treated less favourably than a non-disabled person was, or would have been, treated in like-for-like circumstances, purely because he or she is disabled and for no other reason.

Article by: | Published: 8 September 2011