The following is an account of the damaging effect the recently abandoned policy of ‘disqualification by association’ had on one of our members who had served in the teaching profession for 20 years On 2nd July 2018, the Department for Education (DfE) quietly published its consultation response to the call to scrap its controversial ‘disqualification […]
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Some of our members whose spouse or partner has been wrongfully convicted of abuse have found themselves unemployable. This is a particular problem in the teaching profession; so called “disqualification by association” has caused many to lose their jobs according to Unlock. From August 31st 2018 schools will no longer be able to ask staff […]
ALL charges have been found ‘not proven’ against a former teacher accused of bullying and mistreatment of a pupil. Philip Meredith told of his relief at the verdict, saying the last three years had been a ‘living hell’ and said he hopes to return to teaching after all eight charges were found to have been […]
A teacher cleared of sexually assaulting a pupil but then sacked by his Belfast school has won a claim for unfair dismissal.
A teacher cleared of sexually assaulting a pupil but then sacked by his Belfast school has won a claim for unfair dismissal. The man, who is not identified, had been accused of hugging a girl, trying to kiss her and making inappropriate comments in a photocopying room at the unidentified school in 2011. The allegation […]
Sports regulatory bodies and sports clubs must generally obtain enhanced disclosure of coaches and other persons who are responsible for supervising and working with children (now called Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service Checks). They often have to take action based on that information, and always have to assess the relevance and importance of that information. […]
The Law Society have announced that the Government is to radically overhaul procedure for Employment Tribunals. Employment tribunals are to become the ‘last resort, not the first port of call’ after the government’s announcement today that it has accepted proposals in a fundamental review of procedure for tribunals. The proposals accepted by the government include new […]
According to an article in the Times …. Workers who are ill during their holidays can now claim the time back from their employers following a landmark ruling by the European Court of Justice. The court said that employees had the right to ask for statutory leave to be “reallocated” when it was spoilt by […]
Ashby Cohen Solicitors have reported that the High Court have determined that in certain cases an accused individual who is subject to disciplinary proceedings is entittled to an enhanced level of representation in the form of a solicitor at some disciplinary proceedings. They report:- A recent case in the High Court has determined that, in […]
Our attention has been drawn to a very useful counselling directory. This website is a support network of UK counsellors and psychotherapists, with information on their training and experience, areas of counselling covered, fees and contact details. This service is free, confidential and easy to use.