Hethertons June Employment Bulletin

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FTSE 100 firm fined for health and safety failings

A telecoms giant has been fined £600,000 after two workers were injured on the same day while carrying out work at the same site.

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Redundant workers to receive pay-outs after firm failed in its statutory duties

Members of staff who were made redundant from a parcel delivery company without any sort of consultation process are entitled to compensation,  an Employment Tribunal has ruled.

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Many businesses still harbour fears about social media use

Recent research by Acas has revealed that a growing number of employers are wary of using social media to communicate in the workplace because of fears that such sites will be misused by staff.

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EU Judge rules on headscarf case

A recent decision by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) could influence the debate on dress codes and the wearing of religious symbols in the workplace.

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Opinions remain divided over Trade Union Bill

The new Trade Union Bill passed into law last month, despite ongoing concerns that the new legislation might damage industrial relations.

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