Be Aware UK: Employment law newsletter
Be Aware UK - May 2012
01 May 2012
by Kate Hodgkiss, Sandra M Wallace, Jennifer Waterhouse
Welcome to the May edition of Be Aware.
In this month's edition, Kate Hodgkiss, a partner in our London office, looks at the trend of US businesses requiring job applicants to hand over their social media passwords and why we may not want to follow suit here in the UK.
In our HR Matters column, Jennifer Waterhouse, a solicitor in our Sheffield office, summarises the position of bank holiday entitlement when on maternity leave.
In our regular equality and diversity feature, 'Be Inclusive: Spotlight on Diversity', Sandra M Wallace reviews the case of Woodcock v Cumbria PCT, discussing whether cost alone can justify discrimination.
We also reveal the results of April's Your Say question which asked whether your organisation welcomes the government's announcement on no-fault dismissals.
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