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Paula Whelan is an employment law partner at Shakespeares

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Ruling on religious discrimination brings call for clear workplace policies, Notebook

Ruling on religious discrimination brings call for clear workplace policies

Recent news that Nadia Eweida won her religious discrimination case against British Airways has highlighted an important area of concern for employers. In particular, they need to have clear workplace policies in place that are applied consistently.

By | Notebook | Wednesday, 23 January 2013 at 4:10 pm

These employment law reforms strike just the right balance, Notebook

These employment law reforms strike just the right balance

Capping the award for unfair dismissals at one year’s salary would be a sensible move. This, combined with payments employees will be required to make when bringing a claim, should be enough to put off most spurious claims.

By | Notebook, Opinion | Thursday, 20 September 2012 at 6:44 pm

Chris Moyles and Radio 1: Youth brands must stay abreast of age laws, Arts

Chris Moyles and Radio 1: Youth brands must stay abreast of age laws

Whether Chris Moyles’ departure from Radio 1 was influenced by age discrimination, in light of the BBC’s desire to attract a younger demographic to this station, is unclear. However, it does beg the question whether youth brands should be allowed to call the shots when deciding whether an employee’s age is no longer appropriate to their job.

By | Arts, Notebook | Tuesday, 24 July 2012 at 1:31 pm

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