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MP urges stronger protection against redundancy for pregnant women and new mothers

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Conservative MP Maria Miller has introduced a bill preventing firms from sacking women during pregnancy and maternity leave, and for six months afterwards.

Alice Sanderson, May 23, 2019

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ACAS early conciliation: What is it?

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ACAS early conciliation could help you overcome a dispute you may be having with your employer, helping you achieve the resolution you're looking for.

Carrie Tennick, April 23, 2019

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No-fault evictions to be scrapped in England

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The government has announced the scrapping of ‘no-fault evictions’ in England, meaning private landlords will no longer be able to evict their tenants at short notice or without good reason.

Alice Sanderson, April 17, 2019

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Landlords encouraged to break short-term letting laws

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A BBC investigation has found that landlords in London are being encouraged to break strict short-term letting laws by property management companies.

Alice Sanderson, February 26, 2019

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First-time buyers taking most mortgages

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Research by the Halifax bank has found that first-time buyers now make up the majority of home purchases bought with a mortgage in the UK.

Alice Sanderson, February 25, 2019

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Tenants given power to sue landlords over unfit living conditions

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A new law coming into effect in March will give tenants the power to sue their landlords for unfit and unsafe conditions in their home.

Alice Sanderson, February 18, 2019

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Criminal records disclosure scheme is ‘infringement of human rights’

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Supreme Court judges have ruled that the way criminal records are disclosed to employers is an infringement of human rights.

Alice Sanderson, February 01, 2019

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Convictions for drug-driving overturned after forensic testing investigation

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Convictions overturned following data manipulation in testing laboratory.

Alice Sanderson, December 07, 2018

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‘Huge win’ for workers as tribunal confirms Addison Lee cab drivers are employees

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An Employment Appeal Tribunal has rejected a cab firm’s appeal, confirming a ruling that Addison Lee’s drivers are employees, not self-employed contractors.

Alice Sanderson, November 16, 2018

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