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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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Sikhs Workplace Turban Law Amended

A new law that grants Sikhs permission to wear their turban in all workplaces has come into force in the UK.

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Aberdeen Oil Worker Granted Over £30,000 After Unfair Dismissal Watersrule

An oil employer of 25 years has been awarded over £30,000 after it was deemed he was dismissed unfairly by Scotoil Services.

“No reasonable grounds”

David Williamson, 25, was fired for apparent harassment of staff. However an employment tribunal found that the Aberdeen based firm had “no reasonable grounds” for his dismissal. The judge also found that Scotoil had failed to thoroughly investigate complaints made by two employees that a Polish contract worker was unable to follow safety instructions when it came to cleaning high pressured equipment.

Judge McFatridge said the firm had “failed to distinguish” between “legitimate comment” and alleged “racially motivated bullying and harassment” branding investigation and subsequent dismissal as unfocused and unfair.

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Obesity May Now Be Considered a Disability

A preliminary EU court ruling has determined that severe obesity in the future may be classified as a disability under EU law.

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