Category Archives: Employment Law

Holyrood 2016 – Manifestos on civil justice

Just time before the election for a quick review of the parties’ views on various topics related to civil justice – based on my own skim reading of the manifestos. First, some areas of agreement.  Both Labour and SNP are … Continue reading

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Dundas & Wilson “not shooting staff”

Dundas & Wilson are letting some employees go – up to 30 according to The Herald.  But there is no need to go all “Jeremy Clarkson” on us in responding to press questions. D&W Chair, David Hardie WS is quoted … Continue reading

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Equality Commission intervenes to defend religious liberty from UK judges

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has announced that it intends to intervene in four cases of alleged religious discrimination involving Christians in the UK (cf. Commission proposes ‘reasonable accommodation’ for religion or belief is needed – 11 July 2011).  … Continue reading

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Council rebuked for failings in parental involvement

One of my cases was featured in The Herald today, under the heading “Council failed parents over headteacher appointments.”  The article sets out the Scottish Government‘s formal response to complaints by parent councils in Glasgow about a failure by the … Continue reading

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Law Centres Roundup

Just three more examples of the wonderful work that law centres do across the United Kingdom. Continue reading

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Working for Big Brother?

So, for no reason at all, I was wondering today about CCTV at work. So, I did some internet based research, and here’s what I came up with. Apparently, the Information Commissioner has published an Employment Practices Code (Data Protection), … Continue reading

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The Root of All Ivell

16-year-old Kim Swann went on facebook and took the opportunity to describe her job as “boring”. She cannot be alone in having done this and, as she was working in the office of a logistics company, it was almost certainly … Continue reading

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Gay Rights “No Excuse for Bullying”

A Christian registrar from Islington who was bullied and threatened with the sack because of her religious beliefs on same sex unions has succeeded in her claims of unlawful discrimination by the council. Continue reading

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