award of nearly 1m pounds for race discrimination and unfair dismissal

A former NHS worker, Elliot Browne, has been awarded £933,115 in compensation for race discrimination and unfair dismissal. Mr Browne was a divisional director at Central Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust until he was dismissed in 2008. An employment tribunal sitting in Manchester found that Mr Browne had been subjected to discriminatory treatment in the…

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BIS launches mediation trials but are they necessary?

On 23 January the Employment Relations Minister, Edward Davey, announced a pilot scheme for regional mediation networks for SMEs. This has resulted from the government’s Resolving Workplace Disputes consultation which opened with the consultation document in January 2011 and closed with the government’s response in November 2011. Located in Cambridge and Manchester, BIS will fund…

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