Two recent Health and Safety Executive (HSE) prosecutions – both involving injuries suffered by agency workers – have illustrated the need to ensure that temporary and contract workers receive the same level of workplace training as permanent employees.
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Employment law is particularly complex and there are many rules and regulations which could potentially trip up an unwary employer and lead to a claim for unfair dismissal or accusations of gender, disability, religious or racial discrimination.
An independent review into employment practices in the UK has called for work to be “fair and decent”.
Following the Grenfell tower block disaster, Schools Minister Nick Gibb has confirmed that any schools taller than four storeys (18 metres high) will be examined to establish if they are safe.
A head teacher, who was fired following an unsuccessful prosecution for assault against a pupil, has won his case for unfair dismissal.
New research has revealed that divorcees who retire in 2017 could be up to 16 per cent worse off than their married counterparts.
Following the election and subsequent Queen’s Speech there is further uncertainty over what the future holds for care charges for the elderly.
A young widow’s invented story that she had found a new version of her late husband’s Will hidden in an attic, stuffed inside an empty Doritos packet, was branded ‘ridiculous’ by a judge.
A power station worker who was allegedly fired after a routine drugs test showed he had opiates in his blood system, claims the result was due to poppy seed bread he had eaten for breakfast.
Two recent court cases have highlighted just how uncertain the outcome of legal action can be for families who are battling inheritance claims.