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Ex-TSB Bank Manager wins Wrongful Dismissal

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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Blacklisted Compensation Workers Obtain Compensation

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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TUC Study Suggests Working Fathers get Wage Boost

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 Insists it has Narrowed Gender Pay Gap

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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Aberdonian Nurse Takes Legal Action After Being Forced to Quit

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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Aberdeen Entrepreneur Calls for More Female Representation at Senior Level

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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Ethnic Minorities Face Difficulties due to Racial Discrimination

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 Face Allegations of Gender bias from male Employee

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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Aberdeen City Council Accused of Gender Discrimination

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

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Woman Banned from Speaking Native Language at Work Wins £5,000

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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Senior Level Pay Gap Worse Over a Decade

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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Workplace Bullying Incidents Increase: ACAS

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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Employers Fears Black Friday Will Damage Productivity

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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Preparing for an Employment Tribunal: What do You Need to Know?

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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North-East Worker Accused Council of Unfair Dismissal

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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Fewer Workers In Aberdeen Obtaining the Living Wage

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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Scotland to Abolish Employment Tribunal Fees

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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Gender Discrimination “Major Issue” for UK Oil Industry

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

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Amazon Employment Claims Receive Global Criticism

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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Strike Action Threaten Offshore Industry

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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