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29
Jul 2016

Equality Act 2010

The Government has published its response to the House of Lords Select Committee Report on the impact of the Equality Act 2010 on disabled people. The Select Committee published the report in March 2016 which considered whether the Equality Act 2010 provides sufficient protection from disability discrimination. The conclusion was, in short, that sufficient protection…

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29
Jul 2016

Unfair dismissal and disclosure of relationships

The Court of Appeal has upheld the decision of an Employment Tribunal in respect of an unfair dismissal claim involving a head teacher and disclosure of relationships. The headteacher in question did not disclose her relationship with a sex offender. The school had dismissed the Head Teacher for misconduct on account of the non-disclosure. The…

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29
Jul 2016

Automatically Unfair Dismissal

The Employment Appeals Tribunal has held that an employee was automatically unfairly dismissed for making protected disclosures even though the individual who dismissed the employee did not know about the protected disclosure. The Employment Rights Act 1996 states that a worker must not be subjected to any detriment by their employer because they have made…

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26
Jul 2016

NHS hospital bosses told to tackle delays in patient discharges

MPs at Parliament’s public accounts committee have accused hospital bosses in England of not making enough effort to tackle delays in discharging patients from hospital who are considered to be medically fit, and have said that NHS England must do more to assist hospitals in this matter. The report was published following record levels in…

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21
Jul 2016

Chadwick Lawrence shortlisted at the 2016 Yorkshire Legal Awards.

Chadwick Lawrence, the firm also known as Yorkshire’s Legal People, are thrilled to announce that they have been shortlisted for a grand total of four awards at this year’s Yorkshire Legal Awards. Being shortlisted as a finalist is an enviable accolade to the team, as the number of entries for the 2016 awards has been…

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21
Jul 2016

Young Driver Cleared of Dangerous Driving

In 2014, a 19 year old driver who had passed his driving test 16 months previously was driving in difficult weather conditions. He came off a junction of the motorway and pulled into the petrol station too quickly, smashing into a parked car. The parked car then hit a woman who was making her way…

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