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Employment Matters – April 2012

Hello again from Clarke Willmott LLP’s Employment and HR Consultancy team and welcome to another edition of Employment Matters.

In this issue we take a look at the new rules governing apprenticeships and with the Olympics fast approaching we explore the potential employment issues facing retailers.

For further information on any of the topics in this month’s Employment Matters, please contact a member of the Employment and HR team.

As ever, we welcome your feedback and if you would like to see a particular area or topic featured in future issues, please let us know.

Should employers give away information about their recruitment processes?

In the case of Meister v Speech Design Carrier Systems GmbH a German company advertised the vacancy of a software developer in a newspaper and later on the internet. Ms Meister applied for the job on both occasions but her applications were rejected…

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Can a request for certain requirements put employees near retirement at a disadvantage?

In the case of Homer v Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police Mr Homer an ex-police officer who was employed by the Police National Legal Database as a legal advisor, brought a claim for indirect age discrimination against the West Yorkshire Police. In 2004 a new job profile was introduced setting out criteria for the top grade…

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And finally…

Thought for the month

The task of leadership is not to put greatness into people, but to elicit it, for the greatness is there already.
– John Buchan