THE battle for a fair deal for dozens of male cleaners and catering staff may be taken to the European court.
A BANK executive who claimed she was fired after uncovering an apparent multi-million pound discrepancy in her employer's accounts has had her compensation claim rejected by an employment tribunal.
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About 50 jobs are being created at the Alba Centre in Livingston by Asprea, a new firm that will manage claims for the building insurance services industry.
THE growth in private sector employment in Scotland is beginning to outstrip the growth in the public sector, new figures have revealed.
A CASHMERE company based in Iran yesterday announced it was creating up to 60 jobs in the Scottish Borders by setting up its first UK operation.
EMPLOYEES who are dismissed by their employer can, if they have the necessary service, claim unfair dismissal at an Employment Tribunal.
A CHIP shop worker fired after giving her boss a copy of an erotic magazine for his birthday has been awarded compensation of £1,388.
STING, the rock star, and his wife were yesterday ordered to pay their former chef £29,944 after she won a claim for sexual discrimination against them.
NEW jobless figures for Scotland show the number of people not in work fell by 3000 over the past year, despite a slight increase on three months ago.
THE number of public sector employees in Scotland has fallen from 23.8 per cent of the workforce to 23.1 per cent over the past year.
AN AWARD-WINNING television producer who was sacked from her £70,000-a-year job at STV for referring to a senior manager as a "big fat thing", "blob" and "blobbiness" has been awarded £16,611 by an employment tribunal.
TWO reports out today confirm that the labour market in Scotland is in good shape, with demand for staff robust.
THE rise in the minimum wage should be slowed in order to prevent it becoming a threat to employment, an expert who previously advised the Government on its level warned today.
REGIONAL Selective Assistance (RSA) is a good thing isn't it? That seems to be the accepted wisdom from recent coverage in the media of the fourth-quarter grants of £24 million given to 33 firms to safeguard or create over 1,900 jobs through the Scottish Executive's RSA scheme.
CONFLICT at work is costing employers 350 days of management time every year and has been made worse by statutory procedures, according to a report due to be published today.
A FORMER police custody assistant is suing Grampian Police for unfair dismissal.
A DOCTOR sacked after being jailed for indecently assaulting a female colleague is claiming he was unfairly dismissed and a victim of race discrimination.
THE rate of jobs growth in Scotland is at an eight-month low, but is still outpacing the rest of the UK, a report revealed today.
SKILL shortages are still hampering the Scottish jobs market - and driving up starting salaries in the process, the latest Labour Market Report from the Bank of Scotland revealed today.