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Do part timers have fewer rights?

Many people still believe that part time workers are or can be treated less favourably when it comes to legal rights and benefits compared to full time employees.

There are false beliefs that employers have the right to limit opportunities and benefits of part time employees on the basis they work contractually less hours than full time workers. These include some of the following myths:

  • a part time employee can always be made redundant before a full-time employee:
  • employers can deny a part timer access to family friendly rights, such as the new system of shared parental leave:
  • part timers can be refused training on the grounds they don’t work full-time hours or that it’s not cost effective to train them; and
  • employers can deny part timers the opportunity to apply for other roles, including promotions, on the grounds they don’t work full-time hours and, thus, have less experience in comparison.

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Banks fined £3.7bn for rigging foreign exchange markets

Five of the world's largest banks are to pay fines totalling $5.7bn (£3.6bn) for charges including manipulating the foreign exchange market.

Four of the banks – JPMorgan, Barclays, Citigroup and RBS – have agreed to plead guilty to US criminal charges.

The fifth, UBS, will plead guilty to rigging benchmark interest rates.

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Almost print day at Aspire Magazine

Aspire Magazine

Well it's been a crazy month and thankfully the June issue is due to go to print in the morning. It is (in my humble opinion) the biggest, brightest and best issue to date. Work begins immediately on the July issue, which has a kids theme throughout. Anyone with children will appreciate the content of this one! Deadline is 29th may. Speaking of kids I wanted to share this recent email message I received from a reader.....

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