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New Laws Enacted Today

#1 by phil ( deleted ) , Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:06 pm

Have you heard about the new laws,

1. A prospective employer can not ask at an interview if you are healthy or fit enough to do the job. He also is not able to ask you if you have anybody at home who is ill or disabled and might require your attention whilst you are at work. if he asks questions of this nature and you don't get the job, you can sue him.

2. If you tell a joke at work and a third party overhears the joke who was not included in the conversation. If that person objects to the content of that joke. You can sue their employer.


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RE: New Laws Enacted Today

#2 by signman ( deleted ) , Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:17 pm

This country has gone stark raving bonkers.


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RE: New Laws Enacted Today

#3 by phil ( deleted ) , Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:34 pm

John

I have raised the question elsewhere,but if someone tells a joke on here of a dubious nature, are we liable on this forum if a guest or even one of the members object? I suppose when we say dubious it must mean discriminatory in nature, be it gender, sexuality, religious, or race. or one of the other many classes we can now discriminate against.

Phil


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RE: New Laws Enacted Today

#4 by mikejee , Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:31 pm

That's been going on for years though Phil. No one is allowed to ask if politicians are mentally fit. I we did, then they would all be out
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RE: New Laws Enacted Today

#5 by Deleted User , Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:36 pm

I think it is a good thing as sometimes so called jokes at work can be made as a form of bullying.

We are at work to work not make other people's lives a misery.


RE: New Laws Enacted Today

#6 by phil ( deleted ) , Fri Oct 01, 2010 5:25 pm

Denise

That may be so, but sometimes a joke is just a joke.

Phil


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RE: New Laws Enacted Today

#7 by Sheldonboy , Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:45 pm

Posted by phil
John

I have raised the question elsewhere,but if someone tells a joke on here of a dubious nature, are we liable on this forum if a guest or even one of the members object? I suppose when we say dubious it must mean discriminatory in nature, be it gender, sexuality, religious, or race. or one of the other many classes we can now discriminate against.

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I think we should check our disclaimers Phil.


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RE: New Laws Enacted Today

#8 by phil ( deleted ) , Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:28 pm

SB

I think more to the point we should check the law whenever I can get to see a copy of it, because I don't think a disclaimer would be much protection.

Phil


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RE: New Laws Enacted Today

#9 by Sheldonboy , Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:35 pm

Good Idea.
I will ask all members to be careful of what they post. Also do not be to surprised if the odd post disappears. We must all be careful. SB


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RE: New Laws Enacted Today

#10 by phil ( deleted ) , Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:45 pm

SB

I think these are mainly new employment laws, I merely voiced the fact that I wondered if they could be used in other scenarios such as Forums and other similar situations.

Phil


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RE: New Laws Enacted Today

#11 by phil ( deleted ) , Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:55 pm

As previously stated I think these new laws are mainly to do with equality in the workplace. If anybody wants to swat up on them then look here,

http://www.equalities.gov.uk/equality_act_2010.aspx

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RE: New Laws Enacted Today

#12 by Sheldonboy , Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:01 pm

Well over due. It's about time men had equality with women.


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RE: New Laws Enacted Today

#13 by phil ( deleted ) , Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:04 pm

Well thats a brave new concept, I don't think it will ever come about.

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RE: New Laws Enacted Today

#14 by Sheldonboy , Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:06 pm

Of course not, nobody cares.[Crying]


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RE: New Laws Enacted Today

#15 by Voltman , Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:50 am

Posted by denise
I think it is a good thing as sometimes so called jokes at work can be made as a form of bullying.

We are at work to work not make other people's lives a misery.


I always found that punching their stupid faces in was a pretty good deterrent to workplace bullies.
Along with electric shock treatment and murdering the coffee machine.
Since going self employed it hasn't been an issue, no one messes with contractors.
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