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Equal Pay: Female workers taking legal action against supermarket chain

Over 400 female employees are taking legal action against an unnamed supermarket chain.

The claim arises because female workers with in-store jobs are being paid less than male employees working in warehouses and at distribution centres. 52 more words


'Dodgy directors': Tougher sanctions could see them paying compensation

The Government is to introduce a law imposing tougher penalties on “rogue and reckless” company directors that could see them paying compensation to victims.

The proposal is to be written in to the Queen’s Speech to push legislation through Parliament before next year’s general election. 60 more words


Workplace stalking can cause employment problems

A campaign is being launched to try to eliminate workplace stalking in Burton-on-Trent and South Derbyshire which are areas where one in 20 people are being or have been stalked by a colleague or an ex-colleague. 199 more words


South Wales firm fined because two workers were injured tackling a fire

Two workers suffered burns when hot material from an industrial drier hit them as they tried to tackle a fire at a factory in South Wales. 343 more words


Health and Safety: Lucky escape for teenage apprentice who fell four metres

A court was told that a 16-year-old apprentice had a lucky escape after falling four metres through a fragile roof light at a farm in Leyburn, North Yorkshire. 366 more words


Bolton charity given conditional discharge after child loses finger in school door

A Bolton charity has been prosecuted for safety failings after a nine-year-old boy with autism lost a finger when his left hand became trapped in a school door. 370 more words


Human Rights: Lord Chief Justice steps into Strasbourg row

The most senior judge in England and Wales has expressed concern over the intervention of European human rights judges in a controversial extradition case involving a British terror suspect. 118 more words