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Expert opinion: Why recovering money owed to you might have just got harder

Written by Jeff Williams on .

Expert opinion: Why recovering money owed to you might have just got harder

Since October 1 2017, a new pre-action protocol for debt claims has been in existence.

The protocol is applicable to all businesses owed money by an individual, unless the debt is covered by another pre-action protocol, such as construction and engineering.

Whilst the aims of the protocol are to encourage

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Expert advice: Pregnancy and maternity discrimination - new report calls for action

Written by James Sage on .

Expert advice: Pregnancy and maternity discrimination - new report calls for action

In January 2017, in response to a report from the Women and Equalities Committee, the government committed to “strengthen existing protections and… to review the position in relation to redundancy” for pregnant employees.

Faced with increasing requests for help to their advice line, the charity Maternity Action have produced a

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Expert opinion: How to deal with sexual harassment complaints in the workplace

Written by Helen Lucas on .

Expert opinion: How to deal with sexual harassment complaints in the workplace

Following the recent revelations in the celebrity and political world we have seen more attention on this problem. A BBC Radio 5 survey found that 52 percent of the participants experienced sexual harassment in the workplace, showing how widespread this issue is.

Several high profile individuals have recently emerged as

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