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Employment law change - statutory discrimination questionnaires abolished


The current law allows a person who thinks that he or she may have been unlawfully discriminated against, harassed or victimised to obtain information from his or her employer by means of a prescribed questionnaire procedure. Employment tribunals are able to draw an adverse inference from an employer’s failure to answer, or from an evasive or equivocal answer.

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New maternity allowance for women doing unpaid work in partner's business


The Social Security (Maternity Allowance) (Participating Wife or Civil Partner of Self-employed Earner) Regulations 2014 have been are expected to come into force on 1 April 2014. Under the regulations, women who work in an unpaid capacity in the business of a self-employed spouse or civil partner and who give birth on or after 27 July 2014 will be eligible to receive a weekly maternity allowance.

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Hospital misdiagnosis of fracture - our personal injury lawyer explains


We have previously reported that one of our clients attended his local Hospital after suffering an injury to his wrist and was told that he had sprained his wrist but no fracture could be seen on the X-ray. This was a misdiagnosis and the Hospital admitted liability for the misdiagnosis and we negotiated a substantial settlement for our client.

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