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May 2017 Edition  

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Hethertons Solicitors Employment Bulletin

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 Party pledges to introduce new employment rights


Sweeping changes to employment legislation will be a key plank of the Labour Party’s General Election manifesto.

Labour has outlined a 20-point plan which will mean far greater protection for employees.

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  Charity worker feels she was “pushed out”


A blind woman who alleged she was unfairly treated by a Yorkshire disability charity has received a £3,000 settlement.

Tmara Senior had previously been employed at the Dewsbury-based Cloverleaf Advocacy but claims she felt intimidated by able-bodied colleagues.

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  MPs remain concerned about “bogus” self-employment


The increasing tendency for people employed as drivers and couriers to be classed as self-employed can leave workers at risk of exploitation, MPs have warned.

The Work and Pensions Committee has criticised the “bogus” arrangements in place at companies including Uber and Deliveroo, suggesting that they deny basic rights to members of the workforce.

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  Sharp rise in pay-outs to teachers


In excess of £2.3million compensation was paid out to Yorkshire’s teachers in the course of just 12 months.

The figures released by the teaching union NASUWT showed that nationwide pay-outs amounted to almost £28million.

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  Judge dismissed following investigation into online tirades


A Judge lost his job last month after it emerged he had posted abusive comments on a local newspaper’s website.

Recorder Jason Dunn-Shaw was accused of calling one man a “donkey” and describing others as “bigoted” in messages posted on KentOnline.

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