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Don’t be hit by the data protection time bomb

7 Nov 2000

Failure to register under the Data Protection Act and adopt a data protection policy can land a firm in troubleAlthough...

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Discrimination Act ruled to include sexual orientation

7 Nov 2000

In a ground-breaking decision, the Scottish EAT in MacDonald v Ministry of Defence (2000) has ruled that the Sex Discrimination...

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Don’t be hit by the data protection time bomb

7 Nov 2000

Failure to register under the Data Protection Act and adopt a data protection policy can land a firm in trouble....

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Garden leave

7 Nov 2000

The power to put a senior executive or a highly skilled employee on garden leave is often exercised by employers...

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Discrimination Act ruled to include sexual orientation

7 Nov 2000

Landmark Scottish case supports right of homosexuals to complain of unfavourable treatment by employers. In a ground-breaking decision, the Scottish...

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CBI conference – Prodi pledges end to EU bureaucracy

6 Nov 2000

EC president Romano Prodi has promised to cut bureaucracy to make European laws more accessible.Prodi told delegates at the CBI...

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CBI conference – BBC to beef up news on industrial relations

6 Nov 2000

Director general of the BBC Greg Dyke has pledged to move industrial relations reporting up the BBC news agenda. Speaking...

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Safeway stockpiles fuel to ensure key staff can work

6 Nov 2000

An emergency scheme spearheaded by supermarket giant Safeway’s HR department will allow key employees to continue working in the event...

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Report welcomes new corporate killing offence

6 Nov 2000

Figures published by the Health and Safety Executive show that two manslaughter prosecutions, brought before the Crown Prosecution Service last...

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Lawyers urge caution on firing staff drinkers

6 Nov 2000

An employee’s tendency to drink may not be reason enough to sack him or her, a lawyer specialising in HR...

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CBI pushes for employment tribunals reform

3 Nov 2000

The Confederation of British Industry has renewed its plea for reform of employment tribunals after applications rose 32 per cent...

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Civil servants demand flexible working and better pay

3 Nov 2000

The civil service must provide staff with a better work/life balance, more development opportunities, improved conditions of service and better...

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Blunkett urges employers to invest in staff

3 Nov 2000

Employers must support the development of their employees, Education and Employment Secretary David Blunkett told business chiefs.At the 40th Anniversary...

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Conference to debate lifelong learning issues

3 Nov 2000

An international conference in London will explore whether lifelong learning is another passing fad or an idea that will deliver...

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Flexible benefits offered to retain staff

2 Nov 2000

Companies are rushing to launch flexible benefits schemes under which staff can choose options like additional holidays, healthcare, or company...

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