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The different types of families in the UK

The term ‘family’ is increasingly difficult to define in the modern world and statistics evidence an increasing number of family types. Figures collated in 2015 indicated that there were 18.7 million families in the UK (Office...


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Constructive dismissal is provided both at common law (Western Excavating (ECC) Ltd v Sharp [1978] ICR 221) and under statute through section 95(1)(c) of the Employment Rights Act 1996. This sets out that an employee is classed a ...


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**Unfair Dismissal** Section 118 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 sets out that compensation for unfair dismissal is calculated on two levels: - a basic award; and - a compensatory award. On a simplistic basis, this is...


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