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Government Wheels Out Big Guns to Fight Freedom of Information Requests

<p>Almost any inquisitive person would love to know more about the inner workings of government. However, as a highly unusual tribunal decision showed, unrestrained freedom of information can have a chilling impact on effective policy-making.</p> <p><img alt=”Files” src=”″ style=”border-style:solid; border-width:0px; float:right; margin:2px 5px” />The day after the Department for Culture, Media and Sport changed its… Read more »

Gender Diversity Bias Claim Fails to Convince Court

Many employers are taking laudable steps to increase diversity in their workforces by recruiting more women. However, as a case involving an unsuccessful candidate for a BBC radio broadcasting position showed, such considerations do not detract from the overriding obligation to avoid gender discrimination. The case concerned a male broadcast journalist/producer who had worked for… Read more »

Harvey Weinstein Case Exposes Wrinkle in Employment Tribunal Rules

Sexual harassment proceedings against disgraced film producer Harvey Weinstein gave rise to a thorny jurisdictional issue that threatened to undermine the power of Employment Tribunals (ETs) to make evidence disclosure orders against those who are not physically present in Great Britain. The case concerned a woman’s claim against Weinstein, a convicted sex offender, and nine… Read more »