Marsden Rawsthorn Solicitors is partnering with local women's refuge Clare House this month to promote the White Ribbon campaign – 16 days of direct action against domestic violence.
Launching on 25 November, which is Violence Against Women's Day, and running through to 10 December, International Human Rights Day, the White Ribbon campaign will raise awareness of domestic violence specifically targeting women who are aged 45 and over.
Research by Clare House has identified that women in this particular age group are the hardest to reach and less likely to come forward for support, possibly because they have been married for quite some time and feel like there is no way out.
There has been a lot of press coverage recently with regard to zero hours contracts with a view that many employees are exploited under these contracts creating circumstances where they may not receive any work or pay under their contract but be prevented from working elsewhere to gain income.
Secretary of State Vince Cable has said that there will be a consultation launched later this year to explore how to tackle any abuses, particularly with regards to exclusivity.
Our Employment Law specialist James Bellamy comments on a recent High Court decision.
The High Court has held that a former employer can exert some control over an employee's LinkedIn account after termination in order to protect its business (Whitmar Publications Ltd v Gamage  EWHC 1881 (Ch)).
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