the coalition government and employment law

Our newsletter last month outlined employment law related proposals in the General Election manifestos of each of the three main political parties. Now of course these have no direct relevance. Instead the new Coalition Government Agreement states that there will be a review of “employment and workplace laws, for employers and employees, to ensure they…

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Sky alleged to have sacked women editors to save maternity pay

[picappgallerysingle id=”9121043″ align=”left”] Digital broadcaster BSkyB is currently defending an employment tribunal claim in Croydon in which it is alleged that staff were dismissed as part of a restructuring exercise because they were the only part-time workers of child-bearing age in their department. Natalie Stone and Victoria Waterson have brought claims alleging sex discrimination, discrimination…

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now that’s an expensive comment to have made

[picappgallerysingle id=”1633994″ align=”left”] In our June 2009 newsletter we reported the case of Linda Sturdy, a senior NHS manager who was passed over for promotion because of her age. Unfortunately, when told that she was 57 a manager commented “I didn’t realise you were so old”. The upshot was that she received an award for…

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