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BT employee awarded £290,000 in sexual harassment case

September 26, 2011

A telesales worker has won a case at an employment tribunal after being sexually harassed by her manager and handed the highest employment tribunal award made in the United Kingdom in the last year.

Economic fears hit housing market

September 26, 2011

Fresh fears of a global economic crisis brought about by the continuing Euro Zone crisis have hit the UK housing market, as the number of property sales dropped to a fresh two-year low in August.

Employers using free interns ‘should be named and shamed’

September 26, 2011

As the Pay Your Interns campaign continues to gather pace, those exploiting unpaid interns should be named and shamed to raise awareness, campaign leaders Graduate Fog has argued.

Landlord fined over copyright abuse

September 26, 2011

A pub landlord who admitted receiving television programmes without paying for them, has been ordered to pay more than £1,400 by his local Magistrates court.

Planning Reform to assist traveller communities say environmental campaigner

September 26, 2011

Against the backdrop of proposed evictions at Dale Farm, Essex, the largest gipsy site in the UK, critics have suggested that new planning reforms will make it easier for such communities to legitimise their illegal occupation of land

Single parents struggling to meet maintenance payments

September 26, 2011

According to new, worrying research, 50% of single parents currently using the Child Support Agency (CSA) cannot afford to pay fees needed to access the new child maintenance service.

Sub-letting fraud ‘endemic’

September 26, 2011

Thousands of tenants up and down the UK risk falling foul of the law if they continue to sub-let spare bedrooms to paying guests.

Legal battle over ancient tree continued by protester

September 26, 2011

A five-year legal battle over the felling of a 100-year-old tree in Irton, North Yorkshire, has been extended by a protester who spent the night in the tree to prevent its removal.

Gay marriage by 2015 says Government

September 26, 2011

The Civil Partnership Act 2004 allowed same sex couples to enter into civil partnerships, but it still draws a distinction between same and opposite sex unions, prohibiting the former from entering into a marriage and the latter a civil partnership

Cheating no longer the main cause for divorce

September 19, 2011

Extramarital affairs, once the long-time cause of nearly all divorces in the UK, are no longer the leading reason why couples decide to split up, accountants Grant Thornton claim.

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