Daily Archives: November 12, 2010

PricewaterhouseCoopers staff rate female colleagues in ‘viral’ email

PCW has launched an investigation after male staff at one of its offices in Ireland were found circulating emails in which they rated the attractiveness of female employees. The emails, which were sent between up to 17 male staff at … Continue reading

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Use of scoring matrix does not necessarily make selection for redundancy fair

Pinewood Repro Ltd -v- Page FACTS Mr Page had worked as an estimator for Pinewood Repro Ltd (Pinewood) for 23 years. Pinewood announced in January 2009 that there were to be redundancy dismissals. The scoring matrix headings were agreed with … Continue reading

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Vetting and barring scheme breaches human rights, High Court rules

Legislation preventing people convicted or cautioned for certain crimes from working with children or vulnerable adults breaches human rights law, the High Court has ruled. The Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006 introduced a “vetting and barring” scheme for people working with … Continue reading

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Trade union officials lack understanding of conciliation

Workplace disputes could be resolved earlier with greater understanding from union officials of how the collective conciliation process works, according to Acas. The call came after an Acas survey of more than 1,000 trade union officials showed that 49% indicated that … Continue reading

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Has big business kicked its ‘Crackberry’ habit?

They used to call it the “Crackberry”, because executives couldn’t tear themselves away from the device. Now, though, it seems like the Blackberry is losing its addictive powers, and businesses and busy bosses are shopping around for other smartphones – … Continue reading

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Britain ‘is running out of new web addresses’

A computer scientist known as one of the “godfathers of the internet” has warned that the UK could run out of new web addresses in just over a year. Vint Cerf, the vice-president of Google, told a conference in London … Continue reading

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Quotations

Every time you spend money, you’re casting a vote for the kind of world you want.  Anna Lappe

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