Parents who lose objectivity – Education Law Blog

Posted September 1st, 2014 in anonymity, bullying, contracts, damages, fees, media, news, public interest, racism, school children by sally

‘It is not often that private law disputes between schools and parents are pursued to trial and judgment in the High Court, but St Christopher School (Letchworth) Ltd v Schymanski and Rao [2014] EWHC 2573 (QB) is one of those cases.’

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Education Law Blog, 28th August 2014

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Parents ordered to pay £23k school fees after judge throws out race claim – Daily Telegraph

Posted July 31st, 2014 in bullying, costs, education, fees, news, racism by michael

‘Parents who refused to pay their private school fees – claiming their three sons had been been bullied and racially abused at a vegetarian school – have had their complaints thrown out by a High Court judge.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th July 2014

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Policing Social Media – BBC Law in Action

Posted June 25th, 2014 in bullying, harassment, internet, news, podcasts, police by sally

‘Cases of cyber-bullying on social media are becoming more and more common – and the police are often the first to hear about them. On this week’s Law in Action, Joshua Rozenberg asks just how much time are the police spending on dealing with social media disputes?’

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BBC Law in Action, 24th June 2014

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‘Social media crimes’ account for half of calls to front-line police, says senior UK officer – The Independent

Posted June 25th, 2014 in bullying, harassment, internet, malicious communications, news, police by sally

‘Responding to online offences such as threats on social media make up “at least half” of a calls to front line police, a senior office has said.’

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The Independent, 24th June 2014

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Prison officers’ failings contributed to vulnerable boy’s death, inquest rules – The Guardian

‘An inquest jury has found multiple failings by staff at a young offender institution contributed to the death of a 17-year-old boy, who had been bullied by other inmates.’

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The Guardian, 4th April 2014

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Cyber-bullies could be given tougher sentences – The Independent

‘The Government today backed tougher laws that could see cyber stalkers imprisoned for up for two years.’

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The Independent, 25th March 2014

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Armed forces bullying watchdog announced – BBC News

Posted March 17th, 2014 in armed forces, bullying, complaints, news, ombudsmen by tracey

‘A new watchdog is to be created to investigate the way bullying and
abuse cases are dealt with in the armed forces, the defence secretary
has said.’

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BBC News, 14th March 2014

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Cpl Anne-Marie Ellement: Army apologises as coroner finds bullying was suicide factor – Daily Telegraph

Posted March 4th, 2014 in armed forces, bullying, inquests, news, rape, suicide by sally

‘Coroner urges Ministry of Defence to review care for vulnerable soldiers after ruling that bullying and “lingering” mental effects of alleged rape were factors in suicide of Corporal Anne-Marie Ellement.’

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Daily Telegraph, 3rd March 2014

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Ex-soldier sues Ministry of Defence for alleged failure to tackle bullying – The Guardian

Posted February 10th, 2014 in armed forces, bullying, compensation, complaints, harassment, news, ombudsmen, standards, statistics by tracey

‘A former British private is suing the Ministry of Defence over allegations the army allowed severe bullying which led to him attempting to take his own life five times.’

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The Guardian, 8th February 2014

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Bullying in armed forces on rise, MoD figures reveal – The Guardian

‘Shocking official figures reveal a surge in the incidence of bullying in the armed forces, with one in 10 military personnel claiming to have been the victim of “discrimination, harassment or bullying in a service environment” during the past year.’

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The Guardian, 1st February 2014

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Online bullies go unpunished as prosecutions for abusive messages plunge by a third – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 30th, 2014 in bullying, internet, news, prosecutions by sally

‘Campaigners fear hundreds of online abusers are going unpunished under softer prosecution guidelines introduced in 2012.’

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Daily Telegraph, 30th January 2014

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Royal Marine corporal sentenced for ill-treating recruits – BBC News

Posted October 2nd, 2013 in armed forces, bullying, courts martial, fines, news, professional conduct by tracey

“A Royal Marine drill instructor who ill-treated new recruits, including hitting one in the groin with a stick, has been fined for his actions.”

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BBC News, 1st October 2013

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Inspectors catch Bristol prison officer denying meals to inmate – The Guardian

“Surprise inspection finds HMP Bristol overcrowded, dirty and cockroach-infested with ‘delinquent’ staff.”

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The Guardian, 17th September 2013

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‘Bullying’ nurses guilty of misconduct – Daily Telegraph

“Two ‘bullying’ former nurses at Stafford hospital have been found guilty of misconduct after faking casualty records in order to meet waiting time targets.”

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Daily Telegraph, 24th July 2013

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Former housekeeper wins victimisation case against boss – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 26th, 2013 in bullying, compensation, employment tribunals, harassment, news, unfair dismissal by tracey

“A Pakistan-born former housekeeper has won £43,000 compensation after she was
bullied by her boss while working at a Christian spirituality and conference
centre.”

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Daily Telegraph, 26th April 2013

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‘Challenge it, report it, stop it’ – a plan to tackle hate crime – Home Office

“A government plan to tackle hate crime is launched today with the key message to ‘challenge it, report it, stop it’.”

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Home Office, 10th April 2013

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The Vicky Pryce case highlights why ‘marital coercion’ should be thrown out – The Guardian

Posted March 7th, 2013 in bullying, defences, duress, harassment, married persons, news by sally

“The defence used by Chris Huhne’s ex-wife after she took his speeding points is not available to men or unmarried women.”

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The Guardian, 7th March 2013

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Police officer caught in Youtube attack video set for compensation windfall – The Independent

“A policeman who smashed in the windows of a disabled pensioner’s car before dragging him from the front seat for not wearing a seatbelt could bag a six-figure compensation package after claiming a “bullying campaign” forced him out of his job.”

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The Independent, 3rd March 2013

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Military staff fear redundancy if they complain about bullying, says report – The Guardian

Posted February 26th, 2013 in armed forces, bullying, complaints, harassment, news, redundancy, reports, unfair dismissal by sally

“Defence select committee review urges appointment of Armed Forces Ombudsman to oversee cases of victimisation.”

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The Guardian, 26th February 2013

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Vicky Pryce faces retrial after jury ‘fails to grasp basics’ – The Guardian

“Vicky Pryce, the ex-wife of the disgraced cabinet minister Chris Huhne, faces a retrial next week over taking speeding points for him because a jury failed to reach a verdict, after suffering what the judge described as ‘absolutely fundamental deficits in understanding’.”

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The Guardian, 20th February 2013

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