English Romany police officer brings about police review, after racism complaint.

PC Jim Davies’ complaint against Thames Valley Police has led one of Britain’s largest forces to establish a formal review into how their officers engage with Roma travelling communities. PC Davies claimed that during his career, he routinely heard colleagues making abusive stereotypical comments about Roma and Irish Travellers and also, raised concerns about wider…
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Unite Legal Services achieve ‘double victory’ for Clapham and Streatham Counsellors

Unite members providing talking therapy services have been successful in their unfair dismissal and failure to consult claims against their employers, and had their employed status recognised. The employers are third party providers who tender for the services through the NHS PCT. Proposals by the PCT that the provision of talking therapy services could be…
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Capenhurst Five whistleblowers vindicated for speaking out on health & safety concerns within the Civil Nuclear Constabulary

An Employment Tribunal has found the Civil Nuclear Constabulary guilty of discrimination against five officers who complained that due to their age and fitness, it was unsafe for them to be deployed as Authorised Firearm Officers (AFOs). Charles Shone, Harry Shone, Morgan Tudor, Steven Collins and Peter Jones were police officers in their fifties at…
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Civil Nuclear Constabulary found guilty of sex discrimination against two Firearm Officers

An Employment Tribunal has found the Civil Nuclear Constabulary guilty of discrimination against two of its female Authorised Firearm Officers (AFOs) in the provision of suitable firearms and safety equipment. Victoria Wheatley and Rachael Giles are officers based in two different installations, who complained separately of sex discrimination at regular mandatory test shoots.

Firm on short-list for Global Award

International publication Finance Monthly has drawn up the short-list of candidates for its annual awards, based on votes by their readers http://www.finance-monthly.com/awards/global-awards and industry research carried out by their international research team. The editorial team has confirmed Pattinson & Brewer’s short-listing in the category for Personal Injury Law Firm (UK) and reported to us that this year competition has…
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