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May 2015

Union Meetings and Working Time

A recent case before the Employment Appeals Tribunal (EAT) considered whether or not a health and safety representative’s attendance at union meetings could amount to working time under the Working Time Regulations 1998. The issue in this case was of importance given that the union meetings took place between shifts; if the meetings counted as…

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29
May 2015

Harassment and Hearsay Evidence

Difficulties often arise evidentially in cases where an employee alleges they have been harassed. Alleged incidents of harassment often take place away from other employees; this makes proving or disproving such allegations difficult. In a case before the Employment Appeals Tribunal, an examination of the quality of evidence had to take place to determine whether…

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29
May 2015

Conservative Employment Law Pledges

As you will no doubt be aware, following the recent election on 7 May 2015, the Conservative party won the election by a majority with David Cameron being appointed Prime Minister. We therefore thought it appropriate to review, at this stage, the Conservative’s key policy statements and pledges relating to Employment Law. The Conservative’s 10…

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28
May 2015

Chadwick Lawrence Offers Outstanding Opportunity To Aspiring Professionals

Chadwick Lawrence is widely recognised as being proud of its Yorkshire Heritage and this May, Yorkshire’s Legal People clearly seem to be going the extra mile in demonstrating its community spirit by giving more back to the locals of the area. After initially being approached by Heckmondwike Grammar School to ask if a few students…

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26
May 2015

NHS finances in dire state

New figures released show that the NHS deficit rose to £822m in England at the end of the last financial year, confirming the dire state of the health service’s finances. Many hospitals have been forced into overspending brought on by massive bills for expensive agency staff and rising patient demand. Labour have warned that without…

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26
May 2015

‘Thousands’ of cancer patients failed by NHS

A charity has warned that ‘thousands’ of cancer patients are being treated too slowly by the NHS. Although at least 85% of patients should be starting treatment within 62 days of being referred for suspected cancer by their GP, official figures show that this target has been missed for a full 12 months. In the…

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