HPC Law: Settlement Agreements & Changes To Employment Contracts.

Agreement to change   In last month’s article, I wrote about the importance of changes in the contracts of employment and the need to obtain consent from the employee for the consent to any changes. This issue has been highlighted in the media recently by supermarket giant Asda who wanted to make changes to the… Continue reading

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Female police officers win tribunal case for sex discrimination

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Female police officers win tribunal case for sex discrimination   A recent tribunal has ruled that two female officers were treated unfairly during an investigation and stated that it was detrimental to put the pair of officers on restricted duties.   A tribunal has ruled that two female officers were treated unfairly when they were… Continue reading

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The top five employment law cases in April

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The top five employment law cases in April   April has been a month that has brought us sunshine, rain and wind but alongside all of this there has also been some very important employment law cases in our courts. 1. Racial Harassment suffered by cleaner in diversity training   Whilst participating in an equality and… Continue reading

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Tribunal rules that employee was racially discriminated against during drug investigation

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Tribunal rules that employee was racially discriminated against during drug investigation   A Tribunal has ruled that an employer has carried out an inquiry into drug usage in a ‘deeply flawed’ manner after an employer who took caffeine tablets was accused of distributing drugs.   The London tribunal has awarded a trainee emergency call operator… Continue reading

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The Right of the Employer to Choose the Weekly Rest Period

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The Right of the Employer to Choose the Weekly Rest Period Maio Marques de Rosa v Varzim Sol   In Britain under regulation 11 of the Working Time Regulations 1998 a worker is entitled to at least one 24-hour period of uninterrupted time off work every week. The twenty-four hours must be consecutive but can… Continue reading

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