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Employment

A real nightmare: school ordered to pay £180,000 in compensation for dismissing teacher who showed Halloween film to vulnerable underage students

Chris Aldridge considers the Employment Appeals Tribunal’s case of City of York Council Appellant v Mr P Grosset, which concerned whether or not the school’s decision to dismiss Mr Grosset following his decision to show his underage students the 18 rated film 'Halloween' was an act of disability discrimination.

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Employment

Can poor claimants bring weak Employment Tribunal claims without risking costs consequences due to their limited financial means?

Since July 2013, claimants have been required to pay a fee to bring a claim in the employment tribunal (ET), unless they were eligible for “remission” (i.e. a full or partial exemption from paying the ET fees) due to their financial means. Can a poorer claimant bring an unmeritorious claim without running any costs risk, as they have no means to pay any costs? A couple of recent ET cases have explored this question.

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BPE raises the bar for charity fundraising

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BPE Solicitors has now signed up as a corporate partner of Macmillan Cancer Support for the next two years. The fundraising began with our Christmas cards and will continue with attempting to complete the Macmillan Way in July

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