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My employer wants me to work on Christmas day, do I have to?

There is no automatic right to Christmas day off under the law. However, there may be some exceptions, for example, The Christmas Trading Act 2004 prohibits most large stores from opening on Christmas Day.

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How much should I be paid when I take a holiday over the festive period?

If you are one of the lucky people who has secured a holiday over the festive season, or the cold weather has got you thinking about warmer climates, you may be concerned about how much you will be paid for time away from work. This article looks at how much you should be paid, under the law, when you take holidays.

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What to do If You Have been Affected by Asbestos - Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Last month saw another successful Lung Cancer awareness campaign take place across the UK. Over the course of November, awareness was raised through local community events, fundraising activities and online campaigns. It is important to remember however, that lung cancer affects people throughout the year, and so continuing to raise awareness of the disease is important - especially, symptoms, causes and what can be done if you contract the disease as a result of someone else's negligence. Here at Unlock the Law we would like to contribute to raising awareness in this respect, by giving you some valuable information about what you can do if you contract lung cancer as a result of asbestos exposure.

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Sandra the Orangutan Granted Non-Human Rights

An Argentine court has ruled that an orangutan named 'Sandra' who has lived in the zoo in Buenos Aires for 20 year should be should be recognised as a person and thus be granted the right to freedom.

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