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Office gossip can amount to sex discrimination and harassment

United Kingdom - October 14 2010 In Nixon v Ross Coates Solicitors the EAT held that gossip about an employee's pregnancy can amount to pregnancy discrimination and sex harassment....

Neil Maclean, Blair Adams.

Immigration system to be reviewed

United Kingdom - October 14 2010 The Government has announced that it is to conduct a review of the immigration system....

Neil Maclean, Blair Adams.

Redundancy during maternity leave: question of "suitable alternative vacancy" to be determined by employer

United Kingdom - October 14 2010 In the recent case of Simpson v Endsleigh Insurance Services Ltd, the EAT has confirmed that, in the context of a redundancy situation, whether a particular alternative vacancy is suitable for a woman on maternity leave is a question to be determined objectively by the employer, having regard for the employee's personal circumstances....

Neil Maclean, Blair Adams.

Proposed changes to FSA remuneration code

United Kingdom - October 14 2010 Last year, the FSA Remuneration Code was adopted as part of the financial regulator's response to the current financial crisis, in order to more tightly regulate the remuneration practices of the largest UK banks, building societies and broker dealers....

Neil Maclean, Blair Adams.

Superannuation Bill

United Kingdom - October 14 2010 The Superannuation Bill, which aims to reduce the maximum redundancy payment available to civil servants under the Civil Service Compensation Scheme, has now passed its Report Stage and Third Reading....

Neil Maclean, Blair Adams.