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Sep 2016

New bowel cancer test could cut number of endoscopies

The new faecal immunochemical test (FIT), which will be rolled out in the UK over the next few years, will look for hidden blood in the stool, a possible early sign of bowel cancer. The new test is much simpler and more accurate than the current faecal occult blood (FOB) test, and a study has…

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26
Sep 2016

Chadwick Lawrence Raise Money for Alzheimer’s Society

On Saturday the 24th September the Wills & Probate team at Chadwick Lawrence took part in the 6k Alzheimer’s Society Memory Walk at Temple Newsam. Raising money for a cause that will have touched a lot of people lives, dementia can happen to anyone and there’s currently no cure. There are 850,000 people with dementia…

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26
Sep 2016

Stigma of tattoos means businesses miss out on talent

New research published by the conciliatory body ACAS has suggested that employees with visible tattoos face discrimination in the work place and in the application process. The research suggests that, within the application and recruitment process, employers are concerned about how visible tattoos will be perceived by customers and ACAS has set out a warning…

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26
Sep 2016

Tribunal Statistics

The Ministry of Justice published the tribunal statistics bulletin early in September for the period April – June 2016. The bulletin is published quarterly and reports on important information relating to tribunals. In 2013 fees were imposed for those making applications to the employment tribunal and this has had a significant impact on the number…

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26
Sep 2016

Reasonable Adjustments and Pay Protection

The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has considered the issue of whether pay protection can amount to a reasonable adjustment under the Equality Act 2010, applying this to an employee who moved into another role because of his disability. Employers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments where it knows or ought to know that an…

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23
Sep 2016

What to do when a company receives a driving notification

If you run a fleet of vehicles, it is important that your record keeping is up to date so that you can reply to a notice of intended prosecution that your administrative department may receive. It is important not to ignore the notice because, as the registered keeper of the vehicle, you are responsible for…

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