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November 2016 Edition  

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Hethertons Solicitors Employment Bulletin

Our aim is to keep you up to date with ideas and information that will help you gain the best possible advantages in working with us. This bulletin will be sent regularly to help achieve this aim, and we hope you enjoy reading them.

  Crucial Tribunal finds in favour of Uber workers


A landmark employment case has been settled in favour of Uber drivers, with a Tribunal ruling that they should be classed as workers rather than self-employed.

The decision follows a hearing in July, in which two members of the workforce argued that the company exercised significant control over them, while denying them the basic rights which they would be entitled to as ‘workers’.

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  Survey suggests ongoing fears about age discrimination


Nearly two thirds of older workers have admitted that they have felt discriminated against by a prospective employer.

In a new survey of 55 to 64-year-olds, the employment website Totaljobs found that 63 per cent felt that their age had counted against them.

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  Concern that one in ten new mums is forced out of their job


A damning report compiled by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has found that more than 50,000 women are forced out of their jobs after having a baby.

The watchdog has suggested that around one in ten new mothers find themselves pushed out within 12 months of returning to work.

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  Firms must pay due regard to the growing number of night workers


The TUC has urged employers to safeguard the health of their workers following the release of new figures which reveal that a rising number of staff are working night shifts.

The TUC’s data shows that the number of people working nights in Yorkshire and the Humber has risen by more than 12,000 in the past five years.

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  Social media “clanger” leads to dismissal


A volunteer bellringer at York Minster has been dismissed from his post after criticising a decision on social media to let a number of other unpaid helpers go.

John Ridgeway-Wood, who has been playing Carillon bells at the cathedral for over a decade, was suspended after voicing his disappointment.

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