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A former bank manager who was dismissed after she was accused of being rude and threatening towards customers has been awarded £7,500 after it was deemed that she was wrongfully dismissed.

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Workers who claim to have been blacklisted by large construction companies have been awarded compensation following the conclusion of a long-running court battle.

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A new report from the TUC has found that working fathers obtain a 21% wage boost and significantly out-earn their childless colleagues by more than a fifth.

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Aberdeen University, along with three other Scottish universities, has condemned a report from The University and College Union (UCU) which stated that the gender pay gap in the universities stood at thousands of pounds.

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A former NHS nurse is taking legal action against her employer, NHS Grampian, after claiming that she was forced to quit her job after a number of clashes with judges.

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An Aberdeen businesswoman has called for a united effort to ensure that more women are represented at boardroom level in Scotland, stating that the current levels are far from acceptable.

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An investigation by a number of MSPs has found that despite years of legislation and initiatives, ethnic minorities still face racial discrimination in the workplace.

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Yahoo has become the latest tech giant to face claims of gender discrimination with a number of companies in Silicon Valley accused of gender discrimination in the last year.

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The trade union, Unite, is considering taking legal action against Aberdeen City Council and its senior managers over “discriminatory practice”.

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A woman who was banned from speaking Polish with her colleagues in the workplace has been granted over £5,000 by an employment tribunal.

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Although there have been attempts to improve the gender pay gap a new study has revealed that pay issues are even worse than they were in 2005.

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According to the employment consultation service, ACAS, incidents of workplace bullying have increased in the last year with many people being too afraid to speak up.

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Many employers have spoken of their concern at the number of holiday requests they have received with employees looking to take the day off for the Black Friday sales.

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Although many workers are dismissed for correct reasons, each year thousands attempt to take legal action following their dismissal with the case often leading to an employment tribunal.

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A council worker has accused his employers of unfair dismissal after he felt that his employer was trying to “force him to quit” because of unnecessary pressure from his bosses.  

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The number of people in Aberdeen and across the UK obtaining the living wage has fallen with the number of workers who are not obtaining the living wage growing.

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Following a number of UK-wide legal challenges, the Scottish Government announced its intention to abolish employment tribunal fees in Scotland.

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The oil and gas industry is being hindered by gender discrimination according to research into the industry according to experts.

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An article from the New York Times has accused one of the world’s largest companies of mistreating employees and encouraging illegal working hours.

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The North Sea oil industry could face strike action soon after trade unions rejected a pay deal that was tabled by chiefs in June.

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