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The law regarding anti-Semitic behaviour in the UK

The law regarding anti-Semitic behaviour in the UK

Anti-Semitic behaviour is defined as behaviour that is offensive to anybody who has Jewish heritage, and which threatens, abuses or insults such a person based on his or her Jewish nationality, race or religion. Clearly, such acts are outlawed under an act prohibiting expressions of racial hatred, and if proved to be true, can result in fine, imprisonment or both.
What is the tort of negligence?

What is the tort of negligence?

A tort is a part of the law that covers civil acts such as defamation, trespassing and negligent acts. The act must be wrongful and must lead to the infringement of somebody's rights - it is punishable in some instances with damages. Tort law encompasses within its legal parameters the act of negligence, which is broadly defined as failing to take reasonable care for one's own actions, and in so doing, infringing or impairing the rights of another.
Dealing with age discrimination in the workplace

Dealing with age discrimination in the workplace

There are laws to prevent the practice of ageism or age discrimination within the workplace and yet despite these laws, an increasing percentage of the ageing population feels they are becoming victims of this type of discrimination. This article explores how to deal with age discrimination in the workplace.
Glasgow City Council: The facts

Glasgow City Council: The facts

Glasgow is Scotland's largest city, with a population of around 585,000. Situated on the west coast of Scotland's central belt, its image has been stereotyped over the years as a grimy industrial city populated by hard drinking tough guys. However, the modern Glasgow has much more to offer than just its rich and fascinating past. It has a challenging present, the meeting of which is Glasgow City Council's primary role.
How to deal with controlling people?

How to deal with controlling people?

Dealing with people is an inescapable part of daily life. Whether at home, on the job, or out having a good time, we encounter a wide tapestry of people. Occasionally, someone with a controlling personality enters our lives, and we find ourselves challenged as we struggle to maintain our sense of independence and keep our calm. There are, however, a few simple techniques that you can use to help you deal with individuals who clearly have control issues.
What is the average salary of an aerospace engineer?

What is the average salary of an aerospace engineer?

Aerospace engineers use their scientific and technological knowledge to research, design, develop, maintain, test civil and military aircraft, missiles, satellites, weapons systems, and space vehicles. They may also be involved in the manufacturing and testing of the components that make up aircraft and other related systems. Find out in this article about the salary that an aerospace engineer can expect to receive.
Solicitors online: The facts

Solicitors online: The facts

Shakespeare said: “First thing we do, let’s kill all the lawyers!” This is a desire that has spanned for centuries. However, like death and taxes, there are certain milestones in our lives in which lawyers are inevitable (most of which, ironically enough, relate to death or taxes). How can you find one that will deal with your legal issue honestly and competently?
Writers' Guild of Great Britain: The facts

Writers' Guild of Great Britain: The facts

The Writers' Guild of Great Britain is a trade union for writers, established to protect writers across all forms of media, be it television, films, books, video games, online or theatre work. The Guild is affiliated internationally to similar bodies across the world. Some facts about the Writers' Guild of Great Britain are discussed in this article.
A guide to Statutory Maternity Pay in the UK

A guide to Statutory Maternity Pay in the UK

Statutory Maternity Pay (SMP) is compensation given weekly by employers to their current or previous employees. Women who become pregnant while being employed in a company can be eligible for SMP. If you become pregnant while you are out of work, you would not be able to qualify for SMP. As an alternative, you can apply for maternity allowance from Jobcentre Plus. Read this article to learn more about Statutory Maternity Pay in the UK.
A definition of corporate governance

A definition of corporate governance

Corporate governance has been one of the most discussed issues in the business world for the past decade. Especially after the financial turmoil, many scholars pointed out the failure of corporate governance as one of the causes of the crisis. This article will attempt to define corporate governance and explain how to build solid and sound corporate governance that will benefit both stakeholders and shareholders.
What does a social worker do?

What does a social worker do?

Social workers are important people in helping those who are experiencing difficulty or those who are experiencing social exclusion. Their primary role is to work with service users, sometimes with a care plan to assist the service user to help themselves. A social worker can act as a guide, an advocate or a critical friend providing support to service users.
How to replace a UK birth certificate

How to replace a UK birth certificate

Despite providing an embarrassing record of your age and middle name, birth certificates are useful forms of identification. Yet, the short version certificate provided free at birth is not adequate for all official purposes. How do you go about replacing, or obtaining a first copy, of a long form birth certificate? Find out in this article.
What is the average probation officer salary?

What is the average probation officer salary?

As trained social workers, probation officers work with those who break the law by ensuring that the offenders follow the conditions of their release from custody. In the UK, approximately 225,000 are on probation and these offenders are monitored as they interact with the society. This article, which tells what the average probation officer salary is, can help a person to decide if this line of work is for him/her.