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In the recent case of Hussain v Acorn Independent College Limited, the teacher in question Mr Hussain had a temporary contract that was due to terminate on 8th July.
The teacher for whom he was covering for, resigned on that same day, and it was agreed that Mr Hussain would be kept on under a permanent contract from 5th September.

Correspondence over email or fax (and at a push, letter) are surely just products of our technological age. However, when it comes to informing work of your resignation, or even receiving a notice of dismissal, it seems the law has something very particular to say about the right method of communication.

England is to take the lead from America in implementing more lenient copyrighting laws, David Cameron has announced. In an apparent move away from the strict copyrighting laws, which have dominated our country’s internet usage for so long, Cameron has voiced concerns that these have in fact been to the detriment of business creativity. Good news for entrepreneurs? Perhaps.

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.

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