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Category "Workers rights & entitlements"

Legal redundancy entitlements in the UK

Legal redundancy entitlements in the UK

Economically difficult times put employers under considerable pressure – often with reduced orders or soaring operating costs, they may find themselves with surplus staff resources, or an unaffordable salary burden. This seems very reasonable when considered objectively, but particularly when the job market is depressed, the prospect of redundancy can cause great distress to employees. Read on to learn more on legal redundancy entitlements in the UK.
The pros and cons of affirmative action programmes

The pros and cons of affirmative action programmes

The Equality Act 2010 permits employers to take positive, or affirmative action in making decisions related to employment. Affirmative action can be defined as policies that take factors such as race, gender, age and sexual orientation into consideration in order to benefit an under-represented group, usually as a means to counter the effects of a history of discrimination.
Know your rights and entitlements

Know your rights and entitlements

There’s a perception in some sectors of society that people have become a culture obsessed with their entitlements, following the introduction of the Human Rights Act in 1998. However, almost everyone will only ever enjoy ‘human rights’ in a passive way, to the extent that these make the society fairer.
How to report identity theft?

How to report identity theft?

If you believe you are the victim of identity theft, and if your personal or financial information is being used by a person or persons unknown to you, then you should take the following steps to report this type of crime immediately.
The facts about cerebral palsy lawyers

The facts about cerebral palsy lawyers

Cerebral palsy is a term used to refer to a non-progressive condition that can cause physical disability in development, particularly with respect to movement functions. We are perioidically exposed to press reports about children who have received large payouts to compensate them for this condition. However, when should the parents of a child with cerebral palsy think about instructing a medical lawyer?
All about employment law solicitors

All about employment law solicitors

Employment law and redundancy law are ever increasing areas of the law, where people are getting access to law advice about discrimination and unfair dismissals, amongst other upsetting eventualities. This article looks at what employment law solicitors do and how they can help you with your legal problem.
A guide to low income housing in the UK

A guide to low income housing in the UK

With the housing and job market suffering badly over the last few years, there had been a rising demand for help with housing. Many people have low credit ratings and this can hamper their chances of even securing privately owned rental property. If you have ever thought 'what am i entitled to' then, read the following text to see what rent help may be out there for you.
A guide to becoming a bail bondsman

A guide to becoming a bail bondsman

In the United Kingdom, there is no such career as a bail bondsman. However, you can perform the same functions as a bail bondsman would, if you join the police force in the United Kingdom. The reason for this is because of the way that bail works in the UK, so it is important to understand how does bail work. If you want to perform the job of a bail bondsman, you should also consider joining the police force and becoming a policeman or constable or you should consider relocating to a country where bail bondsmen perform work.
A guide to the Workers' Compensation Act

A guide to the Workers' Compensation Act

There are laws set forth to protect everyone in almost all situations. Employees whose job functions may or may not include dangerous situations, are still protected. Employees should not feel as if they have to perform a dangerous job function, without knowing whether they will be financially covered if something harmful happens to them. This is why employees are protected by the Workers’ Compensation Act. The Workers’ Compensation Act help employees to receive a financial benefit if they are hurt at work. Read this article to learn more about the Workers' Compensation Act.
How to renew your UK passport

How to renew your UK passport

You can apply to renew your UK passport provided that you still own your old, undamaged standard UK passport. This includes both the UK adult passport and the five years UK children passport, provided it's your own. If you were only included as a child on somebody else's passport, your current passport is damaged or you need to change your name or national status, you'll need to apply for a new passport and not a renewal.
What are class action suits?

What are class action suits?

Generally ,civil litigation (taking someone to court for damages) takes place between a specific individual claimant, or small group of claimants, and an identifiable defendant. Class action lawsuits present an exception to this rule. Here’s a brief guide to how they work.
How to choose the right employment solicitors

How to choose the right employment solicitors

There are many employment solicitors on the marketplace and this means that choosing the right solicitor for your needs and budget can be a difficult decision. If you need to find an employment solicitor yet do not know where to turn, you may wish to consider thinking about the following factors.
How to renew a green card?

How to renew a green card?

The Green Card is a form of identification card given to lawful permanent residents of the United States. It is also known as a permanent resident card or an alien registration card. Currently Green Cards are valid for a ten year period, as each ten year period draws to a close, the card has to be renewed. The following guide will explain this process.