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Obesity should not be protected as a disability because...
  • Penningtons Manches LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 25 2014

The Equality Act is designed to ensure that disabled workers receive protection from less favourable treatment if they are disabled, and to ensure


Obesity should be protected as a disability because...
  • Penningtons Manches LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • August 25 2014

To begin with, my apologies to Hilary, I am not going to argue that obesity should be adopted as a disability under the Equality Act. It should not


The problem of heat injuries
  • Bolt Burdon Kemp
  • United Kingdom
  • July 9 2014

Whilst enjoying the current run of hot weather, it is easy to forget just how dangerous this heat can be. A year ago we heard the tragic news of the


Place of fixed term contracts in old collective redundancy law clarified
  • Mills & Reeve LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • February 18 2014

The Court of Session has paved the way for historic disputes about fixed term contracts and redundancies in the HE sector to be resolved. The ruling


Police charged with health and safety offences over shooting
  • Kingsley Napley
  • United Kingdom
  • February 10 2014

It was widely reported recently that Greater Manchester Police (GMP) is to be prosecuted for health and safety offences over the shooting of Anthony


UK legal highlights: 2014 and beyond
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • December 17 2014

The EU has published a Directive (201456EU) and a Regulation ((EU) 5372014) reforming the rules governing the statutory audit market. The


“Minor” military NFCI: proper compensation at last
  • Bolt Burdon Kemp
  • United Kingdom
  • October 22 2014

When I took the case of the victim of a military non-freezing cold injury (NFCI) to trial at the High Court this year I was determined that my client


The 2014 EFA Handbook: impact on special staff severance payments and settlement agreements
  • Winckworth Sherwood
  • United Kingdom
  • August 21 2014

The EFA has issued its new Academies Financial Handbook for 2014 coming into effect on 1 September 2014. The document introduces significant changes


Navy affair rocks the boat but is the response sexist?
  • Squire Patton Boggs
  • United Kingdom
  • August 14 2014

It was reported recently that the Royal Navy's first female warship commander has been relieved of her post following allegations of an affair with


The bottom line on handling staff issues: James Lynas writes for Education Business Magazine
  • Winckworth Sherwood
  • United Kingdom
  • August 15 2014

Whilst head teachers' jobs demand the full range of management skills, they are expert educators first and managers only second. This means school