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Providing a reference where allegations have been made
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 31 2011

Employers are often wary of providing a reference, particularly if it might mean an ex-employee does not get the job


Act will reduce regulation for those working with children and vulnerable adults
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • May 15 2012

As observed below, the Protection of Freedoms Bill has passed into law


First anniversary for NHS publication of objectives to secure compliance with the public sector equality duty
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 12 2012

With the public sector equality duty - brought into life by section 149 Equality Act 2010 reaching its first anniversary this Easter, public sector organisations should have complied with their publication duties in relation to equality objectives, as set out in secondary legislation, by 6 April 2012


Ban on age discrimination in provision of services to come into effect
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • July 2 2012

The Equality Act 2010 prohibits discrimination in employment, education, service provision and certain other areas of activity


Shoesmith case illustrates high cost of ignoring due process
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 2 2011

Last week's Court of Appeal judgment finds that the then Education Secretary Ed Balls acted unlawfully in removing Sharon Shoesmith from her post as Director of Children's Services, and that Haringey Council also acted unlawfully when it went on to terminate her underlying contract of employment without notice


High cost of ignoring due process
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 13 2011

Last month's Court of Appeal judgment finds that the then Education Secretary Ed Balls acted unlawfully in removing Sharon Shoesmith from her post as Director of Children's Services, and that Haringey Council also acted unlawfully when it went on to terminate her underlying contract of employment without notice


Fixed-term contracts for researchers in higher education: do they have a future?
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • June 30 2008

When the Fixed-term Employees Regulations came into force in October 2002 they laid down the principle of equality of treatment between fixed-term and permanent employees (subject to a justification defence) from day one


Academies staff challenges for university and college sponsors
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • April 11 2013

The primary aim for the creation of any academy is to drive school improvement. This will include ensuring that school managers, teachers and support


The new equality duties
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • March 29 2007

The new public sector duties have three main components


Public sector pay-offs: a return to the status quo?
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 5 2010

The Court of Appeal has overturned last year's High Court decision which blocked a substantial termination payment that a NHS trust had agreed to make to its outgoing chief executive