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I slipped on ice at the office Christmas party - can I sue my employer?

It’s that time of year again - the office Christmas party! Whilst there are plenty of embarrassing things you could end up doing on this eventful night, falling over is one which might not be your fault. Your employer is under an obligation to ensure that the workplace is safe for employees and all visitors to the premises. This includes ensuring that pathways are free from ice and snow.

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Crackdown on Whiplash Claims Begins April 2017 - But There’s Still Time to Make a Claim

Chancellor George Osborne announced that cash payments for minor whiplash injuries will be banned, under plans to curb ‘compensation culture’. However, many people suffer genuine whiplash injury causing great pain and incurring loss of earnings and amenity. Today at Unlock the law we look at what is changing as stated by the Chancellor, and give you the inside information on making a whiplash claim.

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Syria Airstrikes - does this represent another call for Scotland to leave the UK?

With the announcement that airstrikes in Syria are to begin, people from all over the UK have taken to social media to voice their opinion and none so much as the people of Scotland. It's evident from many of the comments made in mainstream and social media, Syrian airstrikes have added fuel to the fire of the Scotland issue - and could be mandate for another referendum.

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If Christmas or Boxing Day falls on a weekend, am I entitled to the following Monday Off?

If christmas falls at a weekend, as it does this year, and you would normally have the day off, it will be specified in your employment contract whether you are entitled to the following Monday off.

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International Day for the Abolition of Slavery - UK Businesses Must now Take Steps to Tackle Modern Slavery

Today is the International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, and marks the anniversary of the decision of the UN General Assembly to adopt the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others (resolution 317(IV) of 2 December 1949). Whilst many of us feel far removed from the widespread slavery of the past, modern forms of slavery still exist in the UK and are fuelled by businesses and consumers.

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