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Most Enterprising Business Award

On 11 March 2017 Fairways won the prestigious and highly coveted ‘Most Enterprising Business of the Year Award’ at the Women Ahead, Dundee & Angus Business Awards. The award was presented to the owner or manager of a business of any size, who has identified an appropriate market to operate in or has demonstrated creativity … Read more

Women Ahead Business Awards Finalists

Women Ahead Business Awards 2017  –  The Fairways team are absolutely delighted to announce that two of their key staff have been successful in the judging process to become Women Ahead Business Award Finalists in two different categories. Liz Jackson, Managing Director of Fairways, is a Finalist in the Most Enterprising Business of the Year category … Read more

Headteacher is fairly dismissed

Headteacher fairly dismissed for failing to disclose her relationship with a sex offender The Court of Appeal has upheld, by a majority, a tribunal decision which found that a school had acted reasonably in dismissing a headteacher for misconduct on the basis that she did not disclose her relationship with a person convicted of making … Read more

Protected disclosures: junior doctors not protected from detriment by national training body

The EAT has upheld an employment tribunal’s decision that whistleblower protection under the ERA 1996 does not protect a junior doctor from detriment by Health Education England (HEE), the body responsible for education, training and workforce planning for all NHS staff in England. His relationship with HEE was not covered by the extended definition of … Read more

The EAT has upheld a tribunal’s decision that an employee’s dismissal was not direct disability discrimination

The EAT has upheld a tribunal’s decision that an employee’s dismissal was not direct disability discrimination as the decision-maker did not know that he was disabled. The knowledge of the employer’s Occupational Health department in relation to the employee’s disability could not be imputed to the decision-maker in the disciplinary process. Following the guidance of … Read more

Employment Appeal Tribunal

New early conciliation not required before amending ET claim The EAT has held that it is not necessary for a claimant to go through the early conciliation process (EC) again in respect of a new claim arising after EC has concluded and an ET1 presented to the tribunal. Parliament intentionally drafted the legislation to refer … Read more

UK – Gender Pay Gap

Male financial managers are earning almost £45,000 a year more than women working in the same occupation, according to new analysis from specialist recruitment firm Michael Page. Similarly, the annual salary of female health professionals is less than half the salary of their male colleagues. The analysis revealed the professions with the widest gender pay … Read more

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