Government launches ‘crackdown’ on unpaid internships

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Government launches ‘crackdown’ on unpaid internships The government has announced, “unpaid internships should not exist, and we will work to eradicate this.” This shortly followed the launch of a crackdown. As a result, more than 550 warning letters have been sent to organisations from the government. Enforcement teams have been created to tackle repeat offenders.… Continue reading

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Tesco set to pay £4 billion in equal pay claim

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Tesco set to pay £4 billion in equal pay claim Leigh Day, Manchester based law firm, have recently launched legal action. Their recent case operates on behalf of around 100 Tesco employees. Staff are believed to earn up to £3 an hour less than their male colleagues. Tesco is expected to pay a potential bill… Continue reading

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A finance manager gained £17,000 fraudulently from her employer by faking cancer

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A finance manager gained £17,000 fraudulently from her employer by faking cancer Not only did Teresa Clay lie about having terminal cancer to take time off, but she also transferred money from her colleagues’ accounts into hers. Clay, who worked for Farsight Recruitment, stole £1,000 after only three days in her new role. She also… Continue reading

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‘Schoolboy error’ for primary school as whistleblowing dinner lady receives £45,000 payout

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‘Schoolboy error’ for primary school as whistleblowing dinner lady receives £45,000 payout A dinner lady has won £45,000 for constructive unfair dismissal at a tribunal. The employee used the council’s whistleblowing hotline to raise her concerns on the kitchen practices at the school she was employed by.   Neydi Vasconcelos – who worked as a… Continue reading

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Carillion’s collapse leaves thousands of employees jobless

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Carillion’s collapse leaves thousands of employees jobless The UK’s second biggest construction company, Carillion, has gone into liquidation. Carillion, the Government and its lenders have failed to reach a deal to save the company. The construction company’s failure is due to piling up huge amounts of debt, worth around £1.5 billion and also losing money… Continue reading

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