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Kate Winslet Wins Libel Battle and Stagecoach Drivers Need to Lose Weight
Kate Winslet Wins Libel Battle and Stagecoach Drivers Need to Lose Weight

05 / 11 / 2009

The HR Headmistress was amused to discover that two subjects as disparate as Oscar-winning actress Kate Winslet and some cuddly Stagecoach drivers have cropped up in roughly the same subject bracket this week. Kate Winslet, star of "Titanic" and "The Reader" sued the Daily Mail over an article published in January entitled "Should Kate Winslet win an Oscar for the...

Green Campaigner Protected by Religious Belief Legislation
Green Campaigner Protected by Religious Belief Legislation

04 / 11 / 2009

Earlier this year, the HR Headmistress reported on the unusual case of Tim Nicholson who complained that that his philosophical beliefs had put him at odds with senior executives at his former employer Grainger plc, the UK's largest listed residential property company. Mr Nicholson had been employed as Head of Sustainability. When he was made redundant in July last year,...

Wayne Rooney and His Paternity Rights
Wayne Rooney and His Paternity Rights

03 / 11 / 2009

The HR Headmistress is not well versed in the ways of football, so it came a something of a surprise to hear yesterday that Wayne and Coleen Rooney were celebrated the birth of their newborn son, Kai Wayne Rooney. Kai was born at Liverpool Women’s Hospital, weighing in at a healthy 8lbs, 2oz. Wayne Rooney was present at the birth,...

What Have X-Factor Judge Simon Cowell and Henry VIII got in Common?
What Have X-Factor Judge Simon Cowell and Henry VIII got in Common?

02 / 11 / 2009

They have both been named as inspirational leaders in a poll by the Prince’s Trust. I do find them to be slightly strange choices............ while the X-Factor is (in the opinion of the HR Headmistress) the equivalent of throwing modern day Christians to the lions, Henry VIII was really not a nice man to know , with a marked tendency...

Discrimination by Association
Discrimination by Association

30 / 10 / 2009

Today the Employment Appeal Tribunal gave another important and far reaching judgment in the long running case of Attridge Law v Coleman. In 2007 Sharon Coleman took her employer, Attridge Law, to court. Ms Coleman is not herself disabled, but she has a son who is. She alleged disability discrimination and constructive dismissal, which she believed occurred as a result...