Archive: Feb 2015


  • Umpires bring Age Discrimination into Play

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    The English Cricket Board is facing a claim of unfair dismissal and age discrimination following a decision to force two respected umpires into retirement. Peter Willey and George Sharp have accrued 45 years of umpire experience between them, including officiating at high profile international matches. Both parties are First Class umpires, and the ECB have raised […]


  • Workplace comments – sexual harassment or just for fun?

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    An employment tribunal in the North East of England has hit the headlines after a female employee claims that a colleague made comments about her appearance, and the role of women in general. Ms Carney claims that she was forced to change the colour of her hair from blonde to brunette after her boss, John […]


  • New compensation limits for unfair dismissal claims from April 2015

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    New compensation limits The limit on compensation for unfair dismissal claims has been increased from £76,574 to £78,335 and the maximum amount of a week’s pay has been increased from £464 to £475. These new limits apply to dismissals that take effect on or after 6th April 2015. To find out more about recent updates […]


  • April 2015 Shared Parental Leave and new rates for Maternity and Sick pay.

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    From 5th April 2015 the rates for statutory maternity, paternity, adoption, additional paternity and shared parental pay will increase from £138.18 to £139.58 per week. Shared parental leave will also be available for parents of babies due on or after this date. The following day, statutory sick pay rates will increase from £87.50 per week […]


  • Older People – a Valuable Asset

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    The battle for employers to keep ahead of new technology and processes, while at the same time employing staff with valuable experience continues with the revelation that many older people are editing their CVs to avoid age discrimination. A recent article in the Sunday Times reported that some people looking for work in their early […]