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From time to time we will post news articles and announcements relating to the firm and to various legal issues that may be of interest to you.

CIPD queries ‘owner-employees’ plan

The Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) has queried proposals put forward by George Osborne which would allow new ‘owner-employees’ to exchange some of their UK employment rights for rights of ownership in the form of shares in the business they work for.

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Calls for employers to support foster carers

Children’s Minister Tim Loughton is calling for employers to do more to support employees who are foster carers, as new figures show that the care system is facing major challenges.

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Calls for changes to treatment of whistleblowers

An employment law Professor has claimed that a change in work culture is necessary to encourage employees to use the proper internal channels to report corporate wrongdoing, and to stop future public disclosures of malpractice.

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The 'Retirement' of the Default Retirement Age?

The 'Retirement' of the Default Retirement Age?

The Employment Equality (Age) Regulations were introduced in 2006. One of the most significant changes introduced by the regulations was that of a Default Retirement Age ("DRA") which made it possible for an employer to fairly dismiss an employee on the ground of retirement once they reached the age of 65. So long as the employer complied with the statutory procedure, any dismissal on the ground of retirement would be fair.

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