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30
Jan 2017

Crackdown on using mobile phones at the wheel

The National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) embarked on a week long campaign from 23 January 2017 in an attempt to crackdown on drivers using their mobile phones whilst driving. Police forces across the UK, including West Yorkshire Police, have joined forces, to raise awareness of the dangers of using a mobile phone at the wheel.…

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30
Jan 2017

Domino’s delivery driver receives reduced ban

A man who delivers pizzas for a living has been banned from driving for just one week after being caught speeding at 60mph in a 30mph zone in April last year. When a driver exceeds the speed limit by this amount, the offence is punishable by 6 penalty points. The driver in question already had…

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27
Jan 2017

Government responds to Committee’s report on Pregnancy and Maternity Discrimination

The Government has published its response to the Women and Equalities Committee’s report which called for better protection for pregnancy and maternity. In summary, the report of the Government concludes that women are adequately protected by the law as it stands and therefore the majority of the recommendations contained in the Committee’s report will not…

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27
Jan 2017

Worker Status

An Employment Tribunal has confirmed that a courier, delivering items by bicycle, was a worker under the Employment Rights Act and was not a self employed contractor as she was labelled. This case has some similarities to the Uber case which was commented upon in a previous update. In this case, couriers passing a recruitment…

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27
Jan 2017

Progressive Conditions and Disability

In a recent case, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) considered the question of whether type 2 diabetes could amount to a disability under the Equality Act 2010. The Act states that a person has a disability if they have a physical or mental impairment and the impairment has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on…

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25
Jan 2017

Biggest leap in prostate cancer testing ‘in decades’

Campaigners and doctors have hailed new MRI scanning equipment as a ‘huge leap’ in prostate cancer testing, and have said that using the advanced system nearly doubles the number of aggressive tumours that are caught. The trial, published in the Lancet medical journal, involved 576 men and showed that over 25 per cent could be…

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