Supreme Court backs teachers in dispute over strike-related deductions from pay

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Supreme Court backs teachers in dispute over strike-related deductions from pay   The Supreme Court has ruled that a sixth form college deducted too much pay from three of its teachers in response to lawful strike action.   The teachers had argued that the 1870 Apportionment Act limited deductions from their pay in respect of… Continue reading

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Recruiters urged to rethink testing after tribunal win

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Recruiters urged to rethink testing after tribunal win The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has ruled that a candidate for a job with Asperger’s syndrome was discriminated against when doing a Situational Judgement Test (SJT).   The applicant, Terri Brookes, was among thousands of applicants for just 35 vacancies at The Government Legal Service (GLS) and… Continue reading

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Whistleblowing & law

Whistleblowing & law   Introduction to Whistleblowing Whistleblowing has been in the news recently with controversy over the treatment of Barclays bank and NHS Whistleblowers (WBs). Heads of both the massive institutions have attempted & succeeded in finding out who WBs are and exact some type of revenge, normally involving sacking the individual or making… Continue reading

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HR Dilemma: Can you ask staff to come in 15 mins early?

HR Dilemma: Can you ask staff to come in 15 mins early?   Many Employees are guilty of arriving at work at exactly the time they’re meant to be in, but aren’t ready to actually start until 5-10 minutes past this time. In one of HR Grapevine’s latest articles they ask the question do employers… Continue reading

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Junior doctor wins court backing for whistleblowing status

__     A Junior doctor has won court backing over his argument that he should have been protected as a whistleblower when raising concerns about staffing levels.   Dr Chris Day brought a claim against Health Education England (HEE) and the Lewisham & Greenwich NHS Trust, saying he suffered bad treatment after raising his… Continue reading

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