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Catholic woman awarded £20,000 after workplace harassment

20/11/17 Author:

Helen Scott worked at bathroom suppliers Stevenson & Reid Ltd in Belfast. She was the only Catholic among the predominantly Protestant employees in her department. She said that, in 2015, her line manager became angry with her after discovering... Read More

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Police officer who failed test ‘not discriminated against’

16/11/17 Author:

A police officer who claimed she failed a fitness test because a thyroid condition caused her to gain weight has lost her discrimination claim. Rebecca Tiffin was a detective constable with Surrey Police. It was a requirement that officers... Read More

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£2.3 billion fund to unlock 100,000 new homes

14/11/17 Author: Charles Wilson

The government has announced a £2.3 billion fund which will help unlock 100,000 new homes in areas of high demand. Communities Secretary Sajid Javid said hundreds of housing developments were being held up because of a lack of local... Read More

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Health Secretary looks forward to a cure for dementia

09/11/17 Author:

Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has posed the question of whether we might find a cure for dementia in near future. Speaking on World Alzheimer’s Day he said: “This is the question that for years no one has dared to ask. We assumed – wrongly... Read More

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Bus driver sacked for running red light wins employment claim

02/11/17 Author:

A bus driver with an “exemplary record” who was sacked for going through traffic lights when they were on red has won his unfair dismissal claim. The Employment Tribunal heard that Abdul Jabber had worked for National Express West Midlands... Read More

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