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A recent Employment Tribunal case emphasises the dangers faced by employers who allow themselves to be caught up in claims that involve an element of discrimination, lawyers warn. Dr Michalak, a female Polish doctor, moved to the UK from Poland in April 2002 and worked for Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust until her dismissal in July 2008.

The debate on carrying over accrued holiday while on sick leave has taken yet another twist, according to lawyers. In the Fraser v Southwest London St George’s Mental Health Trust case, Fraser was absent from work between 2005 and 2008 when she was dismissed.

The Government has launched a consultation to create a culture of flexible, family-friendly employment practices in the UK.

A recent ruling in an Employment Appeal Tribunal has made the dismissal of disabled employees a more complicated area for employers.

  • Kathryn Parsons, co-founder of Decoded, started with little more than faith and determination, but four years later it’s grown into a global business. Ahead of her appearance at Accelerate 2015 in...

  • Author, writer and marketer Ryan Holiday on how entrepreneurs need to interpret failure.

  • Sue Vizard, business coach and author of Jump Start: The Start-up Book for Your Dream Business, looks at some of the questions solo entrepreneurs should ask themselves.

  • Ian Wright, founder and chief executive of NonExecutiveDirectors.com, is bringing together SMEs and NEDs - without the hefty recruitment fees.

  • Former professional golfer turned entrepreneur Colin Stevens has had a busy 18 months. The Better Bathrooms founder has increased turnover at the firm, secured a multi-million pound investment and...

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Reputation is everything when it comes to running a successful business, according to Sacha Lord-Marchionne and Sam Kandel, founders of the Warehouse Project (WHP), a series of club nights featuring DJs from all over the world, which was launched back in 2006.

After travelling the world in a corporate role, Mike Wheeler decided that he had had enough of living out of a suitcase and so got a job running a small family business.