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Mother sacked because of disabled daughter awarded £18,886

02/08/17 Author:

More important to her than her job, has been awarded £18,886 in compensation. Maria McKeith started working part-time for the Ardoyne Association in Northern Ireland in 2010 while also acting as primary carer for her daughter. She was dismissed in... Read More

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Jaguar Land Rover must pay out £19,000 over ‘racist slurs’

31/07/17 Author:

Jaguar Land Rover has been ordered to pay £19,000 compensation to a black employee who was subjected to racist slurs by staff and management. Mr Paul Hoyte claimed he had regularly suffered abuse and harassment because of his race and... Read More

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Wife wins appeal over share of estranged husband’s estate

20/07/17 Author:

The problems that can arise if a person fails to keep their will up to date were highlighted in a recent case involving a deceased man’s estranged wife and his new partner. The man had separated from his wife in 1994, but they did not... Read More

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Woman engineer wins her appeal over sex discrimination claim

29/06/17 Author:

A woman engineer, who was told she was aggressive and unlikeable by male colleagues, has won her appeal against the dismissal of her sex discrimination claim. The woman had been engaged as a mechanical engineer at a nuclear power station. A... Read More

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Family lawyers urge ministers to press on with ‘no-fault’ divorce

22/06/17 Author: Michele Wright

The family lawyers group, Resolution, is calling on the government to introduce a no-fault divorce system as soon as possible. It says the momentum gathering for change should not be delayed because ministers may be preoccupied by major issues like... Read More

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