Bribery Act 2010

July 25th, 2011

The Bribery Act 2010 came into force on 1 July 2011. The Act repeals the common law offences of bribery and creates several new offences carrying a maximum penalty of ten years’ imprisonment or an unlimited fine for which employees, directors and commercial organisations can be liable. Adequate anti-bribery procedures will enable organisations to rely [...]

X v Mid Sussex Citizens Advice Bureau and anor, Court of Appeal
Volunteers not covered by discrimination law
The Court of Appeal holds that an unpaid volunteer was not covered by the Disability Discrimination Act 1995. The volunteer was not in ‘employment’, since she had no contract, and nor was the voluntary work an arrangement made by [...]

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