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15 November 2017 Does an employee with the right of abode need to provide right to work documents?

The EAT has confirmed that it is unfair to dismiss an employee who has the right to work in the UK because he could not provide documentary evidence of that right.

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15 November 2017 Judge upholds unfair prejudice claim against Blackpool Football Club following gentleman's agreement

This case is a prime example of where oral contracts have been upheld and have resulted in huge consequences for all parties.

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10 November 2017 New Supreme Court dishonesty test applied in Regulation

A teacher was found guilty of all charges including dishonesty before a professional discipline tribunal in a decision handed down on 8 November 2017. The Panel were satisfied that the new test of dishonesty as provided for by the Supreme Court in Ivey v Genting Casinos [2017] UKSC 67 should be applied.

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10 November 2017 More details for businesses employing EU nationals

The Government has announced further details regarding the application process for settled status. In summary, the main points worth mentioning at this stage are...

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10 November 2017 Is inclusion working?

A report by a SEN charity has suggested that pupils with SEN are being pushed out of mainstream education and into special schools.

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7 November 2017 Adversarial relationship between councils and residential special schools harming school pupils?

A report commissioned by the Department for Education (DfE) has warned of a “striking level of mistrust” between residential special schools and councils.

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31 October 2017 Stop press! No news on the Law Commission deprivation of liberty reform proposals

The Government has made an interim statement in response to the detailed proposals for reform on the law on mental capacity and deprivation of liberty.

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23 October 2017 Employment tribunal fee refund scheme

On 26 July 2017, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the Employment Tribunal fee regime was unlawful under both domestic and EU law.

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19 October 2017 Unofficial exclusions for SEND pupils

A newly published Ofsted report on special educational needs and disability (SEND) inspections has found that an “alarming number” of parents have said that schools have asked them to take their children home as a way of coping with their needs.

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18 October 2017 NA (Armes) v Nottinghamshire County Council – Supreme Court decision

The Supreme Court has given its judgment on the liability of local authorities for the wrongful acts of foster carers.

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