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Welcome to the watersrule solicitors blog. The blog contains general legal news updates and news from our firm. For expert legal advice on any matter please contact our solicitors (Stirling: 01786 235 235; Tillicoultry: 01259 753 330)

Scotland Bucks the Trend as Unemployment Rises

The number of people unemployed in Scotland has risen by 18,000 in the last three months according to official figures. Worryingly, this indicates that Scotland is bucking the UK trend with the number of unemployed falling throughout the country.

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Scottish Government to Consider Scrapping Employment Tribunal Fees

The Scottish Government are to consider scrapping the controversial employment tribunal fees stating that the fees serve only as a “restriction to justice”.

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Sikh Postman Wins Turban Battle With Disney

A Sikh postman working for Disney has won a legal case over claims that he was forced to work out of sight of visitors so that they would not see his beard or turban.

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Reforms Too Lenient To Prevent Rise In Employment Tribunals

The number of reforms has almost doubled in the last year despite reforms to try and cap the number of tribunals. Despite an initial decrease in the number of cases, the numbers have since rebounded.

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Vicar Who Suffered “Four Years of Hate” Loses Employment Appeal

A vicar has lost his appeal to bring an unfair dismissal appeal against the Church of England after a court ruled that he was employed by God.

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Barristers Condemn Government Over Steep Rise In Employment Tribunal Fees

An open letter signed by more than 400 barristers and 40 QCs has condemned the government for increasing the fees of employment tribunals.

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Scots Dealing With Unfair Work Conditions

According to a report from the Scottish Citizens Advice Bureaux (CAB) numerous Scots are facing unfair and difficult employment conditions.

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Two Thirds of Newly Employed Living Below Living Wage

Two thirds of new fully employed workers are earning below the living wage according to research conducted by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation.

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Scottish Job Market Improves For 48th Consecutive Month

The Scottish job economy has been bolstered by an increase in employment and a rise in salaries in the last 5 months according to the Bank of Scotland Report on jobs.

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Concerns at Cost of Overtime Pay Out as Potential Cases Pass 400

Research from The Herald Scotland has shown that companies are bracing themselves for a landslide of claims regarding holiday pay following a ruling by the Employment Appeal Tribunal.

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