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Website operators lie behind the scenes of the complex tapestry, which makes up the World Wide Web. Their role is valuable; however most of us give them no thought, so long as we can access the internet and relevant sites, where and when we want them! Until something goes wrong, that is. Once something defamatory is published against you or against your company, website operators become a crucial point of call in the search for who may be responsible for the original publication of the defamatory material, and also key to getting the article or site removed.

The purpose of laws surrounding defamation of character is to protect an individual’s reputation. This is bound to be a controversial area from the outset, where issues of Human Rights in relation to another individual’s freedom of speech, (namely Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights) can be raised.

Defamation of Character - A Guide To Removing A Bad Review

Dismissal by reason of redundancy may be fair or unfair.
In particular, it will be unfair dismissal if the selection of a particular individual for redundancy was unfair or if there was a total failure to consider suitable alternative employment.

Prior to the repeal of the statutory dispute resolution procedures, a dismissal by reason of redundancy was automatically unfair if the statutory procedures required before an employee could be properly dismissed were not followed.

The Irish High Court has ruled that the country's laws forbid Internet service providers from suspending access to alleged file-swappers. The ruling was announced following a law suit by a local Internet Service Provider, UPC. The Irish Recorded Music Association previously sought a Court order to force UPC to hand over personal details of those the Association, which represents the major local record labels in Ireland, suspected of file sharing.

When it comes to equal pay at work, women are more likely to be paid less because they have fewer years’ service either because of career breaks to look after children or because they are relatively new entrants into traditionally male-dominated professions, and therefore are likely to be discriminated against at work.

Early exposure to computer screens in schools and nurseries is threatening the development of a generation of young children, a top psychologist warns today.

Dr Aric Sigman is demanding a ban on screen technology in education until children reach nine, to enable them to learn about the 'real world' first. He criticised a Government 'nappy curriculum' requiring nurseries and childminders to teach children to turn on and operate televisions and computers before the age of two.

An eBay user has been slapped with a £5,000 fine (including court costs) for bidding on his own auctions to force the price up.

Early exposure to computer screens in schools and nurseries is threatening the development of a generation of young children, a top psychologist warns today.

Dr Aric Sigman is demanding a ban on screen technology in education until children reach nine, to enable them to learn about the 'real world' first. He criticised a Government 'nappy curriculum' requiring nurseries and childminders to teach children to turn on and operate televisions and computers before the age of two.

In the case of Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust v Westwood [2009] UKEAT The Employment Appeal Tribunal, found against an employer, who summarily dismissed a nurse for leaving a patient on a trolley outside Accident and Emergency at night, on the basis that her actions did not amount to gross misconduct but rather only to a professional failure.

Unlike other forms of discrimination, such as race or sex discrimination, the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006 do allow a defence of justification in cases of direct discrimination, where this is ‘a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim’.

In the first major case involving the Regulations, which were introduced in October 2006, the Employment Tribunal (ET) has dismissed a £4.5 million age discrimination claim brought against a City of London law firm (Bloxham v Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer).

How I rumbled the lying professor: The story behind the discredited don who rubbished rivals on Amazon...then left his own wife to take the blame.

By Rachel Polonsky
Mail Online

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