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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

The Final Say? Volunteers And Discrimination Claims

Nick McLuskey

Earlier this week, charities and voluntary organisations received what will surely be welcome news during this age of austerity, falling donation levels and funding cuts.

The news came in the form of the unanimous decision by the Supreme Court in X  v Mid Sussex Citizens Advice Bureau, that volunteers without contracts are not entitled to protection from discrimination under the Equal Treatment Framework Directive (Directive 2000/78/EC).

Cynics might suggest that the decision might please organisations who use volunteers because it might allow them to discrimin

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The Third Side

David Morgan

There are two sides to the employment relationship - employee and employer.  That much is clear.  What about an employment dispute?  When things go wrong in the workplace and it escalates into dispute, there may be a multitude of different positions and principles at play, but generally it will still boil down to those same two sides - employee and employer.

Despite the Government’s continued attempts over the years to improve procedures to resolve workplace disputes, conflict is always going to arise on a human level from time to time, whether at work or at play.&nbs

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Read All About It: Leveson Presses To Legislate

Philip Rodney

Lord Leveson’s long-awaited Report on the culture, practices and ethics of the press was published last week.

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