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Yvette Cooper MP has called for more protection for working #mothers against #maternity #discrimination. She has also criticised the introduction of Employment tribunal fees, which act as a further deterrent for new mothers to bring a discrimination case against their #employers.
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Qantas will pay its staff approximately £43 million in one-off #bonuses to compensate them for the effect of an 18-month pay freeze. The airline’s payout will go to 28,000 employees under the terms of their collective agreement. This follows a substantial improvement in Qantas’ profits after successive difficult years - losses in 2013 led to the airline making 5,000 redundancies.
Australia's national carrier, Qantas, will pay a one-off bonus payment of about 90m Australian dollars to employees affected by an 18-month wage freeze.
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A study has revealed that female #scienceprofessors are paid up to £21,000 less than their male counterparts in institutions such as Bristol University and London School of Economics. The average difference in annual #salaries between male and female senior scientists is £5,000.
Female science professors are paid thousands of pounds less than their male counterparts despite carrying out similar duties according to a report on the latest university salaries of senior scientists.
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The National Audit Office has stated that more must be done to improve #diversity in the civil service. The NAO found that women, ethnic minorities and disabled people are under-represented in #Whitehall, and whilst some progress had been made, it had begun to slow.
The government needs to do more to improve diversity in the civil service as progress has recently slowed, the National Audit Office warns.
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Sixty six per cent of workers are willing to share their paid parental leave with their own parents who are helping with #childcare. The Prime Minister has recently stated that he would consider a scheme providing greater #flexibility at work for #grandparents.
Two-thirds of workers would be willing to share their paid parental leave with their own mums and dads, according to a new poll.
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An employee who felt marginalised upon returning from #maternity leave, and subsequently brought a #discrimination claim against her employer has been awarded £250,000 by an employment tribunal. She had been accused of ‘maternity paranoia’ by colleagues.
Tribunal hears Julie Humphryes felt she was being 'marginalised by the company' while she was on maternity leave
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What is the difference between an appeal and a cross-appeal? BDBF has successfully resisted an challenge by an NHS Trust on this question. The Trust argued that Mr Weerasinghe's cross-appeal was in fact an out-of-time appeal, as it engaged with a different point of law to that contested in the Trust's appeal. The Employment Appeal Tribunal found in favour of Mr Weerasinghe, holding that his cross-appeal accorded with how the concept has always been understood.
For the Appellant. MISS NAOMI ELLENBOGEN QC. (of Counsel). Instructed by: Mills & Reeve LLP Solicitors. Botanic House. 100 Hills Road. Cambridge. CB2 1PH. For the Respondent. MISS LYDIA SEYMOUR. (of Counsel). Instructed by: Messrs Brahams Dutt Badrick French LLP. 23 Austin Friars ...
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An Australian #employment tribunal has found that a man who sexually harassed female colleagues and insulted his boss at a Christmas party had been unfairly #dismissed. The tribunal said that an employee could not be expected to behave appropriately at a function where alcohol was flowing freely.
It is seemingly a licence to behave badly at office parties – and keep your job. The bad news for Australians is that such parties are likely to become sober affairs.
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Archbishop Vincent Nichols has spoken out against multi-million pound #pay packets in business. Archbishop Nichols, speaking at the Inclusive Capitalism conference in London, issued a message from the Pope stating that such high remuneration is "hard to justify" and that business seems to "work very well for the few and not very well for the majority".
The leader of the Roman Catholic Church in England and Wales tells the BBC moral justification for multi-million-pound pay is
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A Harvard University Study, collating data from 24 different countries, has shown that 1 in 3  daughters of #employed mothers are in managerial roles, as opposed to 1 in 4 or those with stay-at-home mothers. Those with #mothers in work were also paid 4% more than their peers.
A Harvard study says daughters of working mothers tend to do better in their working lives than those of stay-at-home mothers.
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New rules issued by the Prudential Regulation Authority and the Financial Conduct Authority mean that #bonuses could be clawed back from senior managers for up to 10 years in cases of misconduct. The rules, which apply to banks, building societies and some investment firms, have been described by FCA boss Martin Wheatley as "a crucial step to rebuild public trust in financial services".
Financial regulators announce new rules governing bankers' bonuses in an attempt to
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The latest ONS figures reveal that #unemployment in the UK has fallen by 43,000 between February and April, to 1.81 million people. Statistics also show that #wages have increased by 2.7% compared to the same months last year.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/business/news/unemployment-in-the-uk-has-fallen-again-10325393.html
UK unemployment fell 43,000 from February to April, leaving 1.81 people unemployed, according to figures released today by the Office of National Statistics.
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BDBF is a specialist employment law boutique based in the City of London. BDBF was set up by recognised leaders in the employment law field to deliver high quality advice that exceeds clients’ expectations and resolves (whether through litigation or settlement) the biggest workplace disputes.

We are most well known for the work we do on behalf of senior executives working in the world’s biggest financial institutions although we have a wealth of experience advising employees across a wide range of industries. We help individuals resolve the issues they face in their working lives in a way that leaves them financially protected and with their careers and reputations intact. We also work with businesses to pre-empt employment disputes and to find commercial and pragmatic solutions to their employee challenges.

The lawyers in the team have been ranked as amongst the best in the country by the independent directories: Chambers, The Legal 500 and Super Lawyers. Gareth Brahams and Arpita Dutt were cited in The Lawyer magazine as two of the ‘Hot 100 Lawyers to Watch’ in 2012 and 2011 respectively.

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