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    In Brink’s Global Services Inc and ors v Igrox Limited the Court of Appeal held that an employer was vicariously liable for the theft of a number of silver bars by one of its employees. The court decided that there was a sufficiently close connection between the employee’s theft and his employment to make it[…]

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    From 1 October 2011 the default retirement age will be ablished. Phasing out will begin from April. The default retirement age (DRA) of 65 was introduced by the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations in 2006. It allowed employers to force employees to retire at the age of 65 or above without legal liability, provided that they[…]

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    On 1 October 2010 the Equality Act 2010 came into force. The Act is mainly a harmonising piece of legislation which brought several anti-discriminiation acts under one roof. However, there are some changes which will be brought about by virtue of the new Act as follows: The Act will: Harmonise the definition of direct discrimination to cover[…]

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    In Gibb v Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust the Court of Appeal held that the Trust was bound by the terms of a compromise agreement it had entered into with its former Chief Executive. Interesting, and somewhat perversely it was the Trust which sought to argue that it had acted irrationally in an attempt[…]

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    The European Council and Parliament have agreed measures intended to end incentives which encourage excessive risk taking by banks, which they believe played a significant role in the global financial crisis. Some of the key measures are upfront cash bonuses to be capped at 30% of the total bonus and at 20% for particularly large bonuses between 40%[…]

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