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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Important changes regarding the right to claim Unfair Dismissal

For all employees employed on or after 6th April 2012, the qualifying period for unfair dismissal (and requests for a statement of reasons for dismissal) increases to two years. Employees whose period of continuous employment began on or before 5th … Continue reading

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Are Prayers Lawful?

Mr Clive Bone, a Bideford town councillor who has no religious beliefs, complained to the High Court that the Council’s ancient practice of holding Christian prayers at the beginning of Town Council meetings was unlawful. In R (on the application … Continue reading

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Increase in Unpaid Parental Leave Delayed Until 2013

The Government has confirmed that it will not be implementing its proposed increase to unpaid parental leave this March as expected. Parents of children up to the age of five are currently entitled to a minimum unpaid parental leave provision … Continue reading

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