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News: Contract Law

Equality training: Employment tribunals 'see 10x increase in equal pay claims'

25 March 2009

The importance of legal training has been highlighted by a ten-fold increase in the number of equal pay cases being brought to employment tribunals.Figures published by the Tribunals Service show that issues of...


Equality training emphasised in Acas guide

20 March 2009

A guide has highlighted the importance of equality training in the workplace and calls on employers to review and monitor their policies in this area.The Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (Acas) re...


Employment law 'needed to dismiss senior executives'

17 March 2009

Employment law training may be necessary to help companies dismiss senior executives for wrongdoing, an expert asserts.Alexandra Mizzi, associate for employment and incentives at Lewis Sikin, tells People Manag...


Half of recruiters 'ignore employment law training'

12 March 2009

An anonymous survey reveals that nearly half of human resources managers admit they consider age and gender when recruiting staff, emphasising the importance of employment law training.Research commissioned by ...


Employment law training 'must help firms avoid redundancy pitfalls'

12 March 2009

Employment law training must highlight the pitfalls which can present problems for companies making redundancies, an expert asserts.Martin Edwards, head of employment law at Mace and Jones, tells the BBC that t...


Employment law training: Shoesmith 'files complaint against dismissal'

10 March 2009

Contract law training has been highlighted by an employment tribunal claim placed against Haringey Council by a former employee.Sharon Shoesmith, former children's services chief for the local authority, is cha...


Employment law training: Firms 'have limited options to prevent moonlighting'

09 March 2009

Companies can only restrict full-time employees from engaging in second jobs in certain circumstances, a commentator asserts, emphasising the importance of employment law training.According to HRZone.co.uk, int...


Employment law training: Arbitrary upper age limit is 'discriminatory'

02 March 2009

Employment law training has been highlighted by a ruling which holds that the National Air Traffic Services (Nats) has breached age discrimination laws.Peter Baker, who was rejected from an air traffic controll...