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Dismissal of Claim of Religious Discrimination by Non-Executive Director who opposed Same-Sex Adoption

An Employment Tribunal has recently dealt with another claim, which has been widely reported in the media, relating to the often problematical issue of a “clash of rights” between protected characteristics and the remedies available to an employee under the Equality Act 2010.

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Calls for Health and Safety Protections to be Maintained Post-Brexit

New figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have revealed that 263 injuries were reported for every 100,000 workers in Britain in 2016/17.
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European Courts Find Greek Police Height Requirements Discriminatory

Police height requirements are a thing of the past here in the UK. When the first police forces were established in the UK in the 1800’s, most police recruits required to be at least 5 foot 10 inches in height. By September 1990, such a requirement was abolished. However, not all countries have moved away from such a “heightest” regime! The issue was the subject of a recent Greek case that came before the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). The decision still has relevance here in the UK as our own Equality Act is derived from the same European legislation.

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The House Always Wins? Courts, Casinos and 'Cheating"

A recent UK Supreme Court case has shed light on the high-stakes world of professional gambling, and the tactics that can be deployed to gain an edge over the casino – in this case, an edge worth £7.7 million for two days’ work.

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