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Employment tribunal cases drop significantly, but claims that go forward tend to be more expensive, says expert

The number of claims referred to employment tribunals may have dropped by as much as 79% in the year since fees were introduced, according to figures produced for the Trade Unions Congress (TUC). 31 Jul 2014

Singaporean job-seekers to get ‘fair consideration’ under new employment requirements

New requirements to ensure employers give “fair consideration” to Singaporeans applying for jobs in the city state take effect from 1 August 2014. 17 Jul 2014

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EAT upholds UK law firm's "proportionate" mandatory retirement age of 65

A UK law firm was entitled to select a mandatory retirement age of 65 as a "proportionate" means of achieving legitimate aims including intergenerational fairness or dignity at work, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has confirmed. 03 Jul 2014

UK government: "complex" same-sex survivor benefit issues require further consideration

It would cost the UK public sector around £2.9 billion and private sector £400 million to "reduce or eliminate" the remaining differences between survivor benefits for heterosexual married couples and those in same-sex civil partnerships, according to a government... 30 Jun 2014

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Expertise in Age Discrimination

Everyone has an age and since October 2006, all employees have been able to take legal action against their employer if they believe they have been discriminated against on age grounds. The impact of age laws is likely to be very significant and it is essential for employers to gear themselves up for the challenges the new laws will bring.

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