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Jan 2015

Medical professionals and conscientious objection

Two devoutly Roman Catholic midwives who refused to take even supervisory roles in the termination of pregnancies have failed to convince the Supreme Court that their NHS employer trampled on their right to conscientiously object.

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28

Dec 2014

Disloyal employee receives £50,000 damages bill

A senior recycling company employee who violated the duty of good faith and fidelity he owed his bosses when he upped sticks and set up a rival business paid a heavy price for his disloyalty when the High Court ordered him to pay more than £50,000 in damages.

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1

Dec 2014

Mental illness in the workplace – Tribunal Rules

In a case which put the spotlight on the difficulties posed by mental illness in the workplace, a paranoid schizophrenic who was dismissed from his job for gross misconduct after he launched physical and sexual assaults on colleagues has had his compensation hopes boosted by the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

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20

Nov 2014

Employment tribunal members ‘researched internet’

Members of an Employment Tribunal have been criticised for falling into a trap which more commonly ensnares unqualified jurors by resorting to the Internet in a bid to fill gaps in the evidence in a disability discrimination case.

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13

Nov 2014

Redundant company secretary triumphs in £400,000+ claim

The former company secretary of a global mining concern, who received a £487,925 bonus after the company merged with a former rival, is entitled to £418,774 more after he was made redundant less than a year after the deal went through, the High Court has ruled.

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