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Tag Archives: employment law

Employment rights and interns – are they entitled to payment ?

Due to the current economic climate, overcrowded labour market and increasing number of graduates coming out of university the number of internships which are available has greatly increased over the last few years as a way for people to get their foot in the door. However, due to recent legal rulings employers may now be [...]

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Unfair Dismissal Compensation

Unfair dismissal is a compensation claim made by an employee against his employer. It can only be made before an employment tribunal and in order to qualify the employee has to meet the following two main criteria: Be an employee (not a worker or contractor); Have been continuously employed by their employer for at least [...]

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Discrimination issues and the burden of the recession

Well, it seems that that’s exactly what the government are hoping for. They intend to simplify the Equality Act to lessen what they believe are unnecessary obligations placed on businesses. The new plans include the possible scrapping of the third party harassment law, which includes removing the employer’s liability when an employee is harassed by [...]

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Employment law & social media

Employment Law and Social Media Social media is the use of online networking sites such as Twitter, Facebook, MySpace and LinkedIn. The growing use of social media is changing the dynamics of the employer-employee relationship at all stages from recruitment through to dismissal. Accordingly, the subject of social media and employer relations is very much [...]

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The law on race discrimination

Race discrimination is when an individual is treated differently or less favourably because of their colour, nationality, race, ethnic origin or national origin and in this article we take a look at race discrimination in the workplace. Instances of race discrimination in the workplace may include: Abusive behaviour or name calling because of an individual’s [...]

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Employee rights

The Employment Rights Act 1996 provides a number of rights to employees. Some of the rights are only available to those who have been employed for a specific minimum period of time. In this article we will have a look at some basic rights that employees enjoy and the applicable minimum periods of continuous employment. [...]

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