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February 2017 News Stories

28/02/2017 - Widening the scope of associative discrimination

Can a direct associative discrimination claim be brought for association with a community?

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27/02/2017 - Self-employed haulage contractor killed by reversing lorry

A Swinton transport company and a director were in court today following the death of an HGV company owner at their Sandywood Industrial Estate.

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24/02/2017 - How to avoid legal hot water when hiring

With two-thirds of employees considering moving jobs this year, Paula Kathrens discusses the key legal points HR professionals need to remember when recruiting

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24/02/2017 - How to avoid legal hot water when hiring

With two-thirds of employees considering moving jobs this year, Paula Kathrens discusses the key legal points HR professionals need to remember when recruiting

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23/02/2017 - National furniture company fined £1m for safety failings

DFS Trading Limited has been fined after safety failings which led to serious neck and head injuries of a worker.

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22/02/2017 - Important changes in Employment Law coming in April 2017

In April the government are making changes to The Lower Earnings Limit and National Minimum Wage among others. So, what is changing and how?

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21/02/2017 - Agency worker traps hand in machine

A polythene film manufacturer was sentenced for safety breaches after a worker trapped his hand in machinery.

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20/02/2017 - Debenhams blames payroll error for topping minimum wage ‘list of shame’

Retail giant miscalculated number of weeks’ pay per year; HR departments must be confident in their systems, says payroll expert

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17/02/2017 - Employer prosecuted after employee falls from roof

A self-employed businessman has been prosecuted after his employee fell from the flat roof of a building and died from his injuries.

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16/02/2017 - Sex among staff – and a social media scandal

What are an employer’s options if an employee releases explicit footage of co-workers to the wider world?

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15/02/2017 - Steel worker suffers life threatening injuries

A Canvey Island engineering firm was sentenced today for health and safety breaches after a worker suffered life-changing injuries.

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14/02/2017 - Plumber’s employment rights victory a ‘wake-up call’ for businesses

Tribunal ruling follows ‘trend’ of similar courier and driver cases, says legal expert

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13/02/2017 - Recycling company fined after worker crushed

A recycling firm has been fined after a worker suffered crush injuries from a roller shutter door.

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10/02/2017 - Workplace racism increasingly being ‘normalised’, analysis suggests

Review of 25,000 cases of racism at work highlights complicit managers, poor D&I training and workers’ inability to speak out

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09/02/2017 - Fencing business owners receive suspended sentences after worker injury

The two owners of Kidderminster based fencing firm Hoo Farm Fencing have been given suspended sentences after a worker was hit by timber posts and frames which fell from a fork lift truck.

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08/02/2017 - Construction company director imprisoned after safety failings

The Director of a construction company has been imprisoned for eight months after failing to take appropriate action which resulted in a young worker receiving serious burns.

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07/02/2017 - Ensuring legal safety for gig economy workers

Beverley Sunderland assesses companies’ insurance and health and safety obligations

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02/02/2017 - Seasonal and part-time workers could be exempted from auto-enrolment

Government announces pensions review after pressure from businesses, but experts urge caution

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01/02/2017 - Packaging manufacturer in court over workplace injury

A West Bromwich supplier of corrugated packaging has been fined after a maintenance employee was injured when he was pulled into machinery.

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