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Fri 30 November, 2018

One In Five Cancer Patients Suffers Discrimination On Returning To Work

Macmillan Cancer Support this week reported on the treatment people returning to work after a diagnosis of cancer routinely face.  Their research once again highlights the fundamental difficulties people face even when legal protections exist.  This research comes as Legal & General Report on the financial costs of Critical Illness to the UK economy.  It’s almost as if money is being put before people sometimes?

For detail on Macmillan’s research go to:  https://uk.news.yahoo.com/one-five-cancer-patients-suffers-144238163.html

For detail on the Legal & General Critical Illness Report go to:  https://www.yourmoney.com/insurance/critical-illness-is-15bn-hit-to-uk-economy/

1000s of Business and consumers are victims of a ‘Friday job’?

As an abstract idea it’s not impossible to empathize.  By the end of the week most full-time workers at some point or another have been guilty of ‘clock watching’ as the weekend approaches.  But in a recent survey by Protecting.co.uk, a Health & Safety and Employment Law expert, has discovered that the situation may well be more serious than first thought, particularly in the construction industry.

More on this story is available at: http://www.onrec.com/news/news-archive/1000s-of-business-and-consumers-are-victims-of-a-%E2%80%98friday-job%E2%80%99

Law Change Threatens Rights of 300,000 People with Learning Disabilities

Human rights groups have expressed their concerns about the implications of changes to existing legislation proposed by the Mental Capacity (Amendment) Bill which is currently in the House of Lords.  The new legislation, which will update the existing regulations from 2005, aims to protect the most vulnerable in our society but some fear that financial constraints will translate into curbed independence for some people.

For more on the debate go to:  https://rightsinfo.org/law-change-threatens-rights-of-300000-people-with-learning-disabilities/

Lord Holmes: back my bill to end the scandal of unpaid internships

In a Private members bill, Lord Holmes is attempting to end the practice of unpaid internships which are still common amongst some of the highest paid professions (law medicine, journalism, politics).

More on this at:  https://www.politicshome.com/news/uk/work/employment-regulations/house/house-magazine/100081/lord-holmes-back-my-bill-end-scandal

Modern Slavery Act: TISCreport’s Live UK Transparency Map Shows Slavery

The country’s modern slavery hotspots are now available for viewing so go to:  https://pressreleases.responsesource.com/news/96694/modern-slavery-act-tiscreport-s-live-uk-transparency-map-shows/

A new study shows why companies whose employees blow the whistle on wrongdoing perform better

Detailed research from two academics at the George Washington University and the University of Utah has concluded that robust ‘whistleblowing’ procedures have a positive impact generally in the workplace.  The research conducted over a 10 year period demonstrated that effective procedures help to clean up financial and corporate cultures, which they claim in turn improves profitability targets.

For detail on this research go to: https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/study-shows-why-companies-whose-220000739.html

88-year-old NHS worker sues for age discrimination

Finally, an employee is suing the NHS for being dismissed following an error relating to the inputting of data (or lack of) onto the hospitals database. 

For details on this go to:  https://www.personneltoday.com/hr/88-year-old-nhs-worker-sues-for-age-discrimination/

 

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