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Posted on: 14/01/2014

A leading charity has warned the government not to make further cuts to maternity pay amid fears of increased postnatal depression and family break-ups.

Posted on: 09/01/2014

A new survey has revealed that around half of female employees have at some time or other, experienced discrimination at work. 

Posted on: 09/01/2014

A senior High Court judge has caused controversy by claiming that couples should not have children until they are ready to be married. 

Posted on: 13/12/2013

A new report launched to fight pregnancy discrimination in the workplace says problems are increasing with the number of women forced out of their jobs, either because of pregnancy or being on maternity leave, doubling in the past year.

Posted on: 30/10/2013

A police emergency calls handler is to appeal after being sacked for “laughing unprofessionally”.

Posted on: 30/10/2013

The head of children’s services at Haringey Council, who resigned in the wake of the Baby Peter scandal, has agreed a settlement for unfair dismissal.

Posted on: 08/08/2013

A Leeds law firm has called for greater communication and co-operation between employers and employees who are pregnant or returning to work following maternity leave.

Posted on: 29/07/2013

Leeds law firm Winston Solicitors LLP has expressed concern over new charges of up to £1,200 which will affect employees who want to take their employer to an employment tribunal.

Posted on: 29/07/2013

On the 29th July 2013 Compromise Agreements are to be renamed Settlement Agreements, along with a raft of other employment law changes. It will also be possible for employers to enter into confidential pre-termination negotiations which will be inadmissible in any ordinary unfair dismissal procee

Posted on: 04/07/2013

Winston Solicitors LLP Leeds conveyancing department has welcomed figures from one of the country’s biggest mortgage lenders, showing that house prices have risen faster than at any time over the past three years.