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  • 23 Jun 2014
    Employers may soon be required to make adjustments to the workplace or working arrangements to prevent the risk of being sued for discrimination.

  • 17 Jun 2014
    The 68 year old CEO, H K Maheshwari, died on the way to hospital after he was beaten with iron rods and pelted with stones from furious employees.

  • 1 May 2014
    Minister of State for Education and Business, Matthew Hancock, has reportedly hailed figures showing a fall in the number of tribunal cases in the last three months of 2013 by a whopping 79%. But his astonishing apparent attack on employees may well backfire in the wake of an on-going legal challenge to the fee regime, as Unison presses ahead to the Court of Appeal.

  • 22 Apr 2014
    Whether or not Labour MP Jim Divine is the sort of chap you’d want round your house (jailed for expenses fraud in 2011, bullied his parliamentary aide the year before that, successfully sued by the same aide last week for defamation) this case of note not because of his actions, but because of the Unite Union’s Lucille Harvey’s criticism of the wider Westminster grievance procedure:

  • 20 Apr 2014
    The Health and Work Service will provide occupational health advice and support for employees, employers and GPs to help individuals with a health condition to stay in or return to work. In theory a good thing, but when we look at the dismal failure that ‘fit notes’ have been since their introduction in April 2010, we can perhaps see the real reason for the introduction of this supplementary scheme. This article looks in more detail about the scheme and how it might benefit employers and employees.