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    Death of the office joke

    But this is serious and isn't funny!

    Harriet Harperson who is a highly intelligent woman, (or should that be was?) has managed to get this 'sue for all' law on the statute book!

    Draconian new equality laws could spell the end of the office joke.
    Ministers yesterday announced that the vast bulk of Labour’s controversial Equality Act would be implemented immediately, despite concerns about its impact on business and office life.
    The legislation, championed by Labour’s deputy leader Harriet Harman, introduces a bewildering range of rights which allow staff to sue for almost any perceived offence they receive in the workplace.


    Read more: Employers face equality law nightmare as Coalition pushes ahead with Harriet Harman's Act | Mail Online

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    Re: Death of the office joke

    Quote Originally Posted by soloman View Post
    But this is serious and isn't funny!

    Harriet Harperson who is a highly intelligent woman, (or should that be was?) has managed to get this 'sue for all' law on the statute book!

    Draconian new equality laws could spell the end of the office joke.
    Ministers yesterday announced that the vast bulk of Labourís controversial Equality Act would be implemented immediately, despite concerns about its impact on business and office life.
    The legislation, championed by Labourís deputy leader Harriet Harman, introduces a bewildering range of rights which allow staff to sue for almost any perceived offence they receive in the workplace.


    Read more: Employers face equality law nightmare as Coalition pushes ahead with Harriet Harman's Act | Mail Online
    Yes I saw this in paper and thought "Harriet Harmon supports it" didnt that tell everyone else it was a bad idea? Seriously though what a waste of time, I can see whats going to happen, most normal people wont even bother to use it, it will be (ab)used by those people with a grudge or those who want to make some cash at someone elses expense as most of these dumb laws are (criminals tend to make the best use of human rights laws). It's going to be a nightmare, we have a religious woman in work who requested that I stop saying Christ sometimes (which I have been in the habit of using ever since a teenager - I consider it's better than some swear words). So if i do it know she can sue me, great...
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    Re: Death of the office joke

    I'm totally mystified by the passing of this bill in a virtually unchanged form when it seems so at odds with the way that the coalition government are trying to reverse some of the worst aspects of the Labour government's laws. As far as I can see, and judging by the reaction from virtually every business and employer's association there is, it's going to do more damage and cause more problems in the workplace than there ever were. Complete madness!
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    Re: Death of the office joke

    Quote Originally Posted by Midas View Post
    I'm totally mystified by the passing of this bill in a virtually unchanged form when it seems so at odds with the way that the coalition government are trying to reverse some of the worst aspects of the Labour government's laws. As far as I can see, and judging by the reaction from virtually every business and employer's association there is, it's going to do more damage and cause more problems in the workplace than there ever were. Complete madness!
    Hi,

    so it will achieve its aim then!

    Labour's aim was to so destabilise Britain that it would be easy for the Communist gaulleiters of The EU's centralised and unelected dictatorship to asset strip and turn into The United Magic Kingdom run as an off shore penal colony once fully bankrupted.

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    Re: Death of the office joke

    Quote Originally Posted by Midas View Post
    I'm totally mystified by the passing of this bill in a virtually unchanged form when it seems so at odds with the way that the coalition government are trying to reverse some of the worst aspects of the Labour government's laws. As far as I can see, and judging by the reaction from virtually every business and employer's association there is, it's going to do more damage and cause more problems in the workplace than there ever were. Complete madness!
    I agree with that. What I find particularly worrying is that we do not have time to let this horrendous legislation worm its way into the legal system, before it must surely be repealed. We don't want it revised just get rid of it.

    But before we do that is there anyone brave enough to stand up and say they like this piece of legislation?

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    Re: Death of the office joke

    Quote Originally Posted by manrow View Post
    I agree with that. What I find particularly worrying is that we do not have time to let this horrendous legislation worm its way into the legal system, before it must surely be repealed. We don't want it revised just get rid of it.

    But before we do that is there anyone brave enough to stand up and say they like this piece of legislation?
    Thankfully not by the looks of it.
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    Re: Death of the office joke

    Quote Originally Posted by manrow View Post
    I agree with that. What I find particularly worrying is that we do not have time to let this horrendous legislation worm its way into the legal system, before it must surely be repealed. We don't want it revised just get rid of it.

    But before we do that is there anyone brave enough to stand up and say they like this piece of legislation?
    Hi,

    I loved your joke - but expect to hear from Carta *uck having upset Harriet Harperson!

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    This is more labour party communist rubbish that has gone too far. What companies would want to open a business here with such an avalanche of unneccesary legislation which they have to deal with? With Equality,diversity and health and safety the labour party put a stranglehold on this country and anyone who opposed was immiediately cast off as racist, xenophobic or a little englander. Thank god we got rid of that Labour shower only to be replaced by another Condem shower who will do nothing in reality to oppose it other than let off more hot air.
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    Re: Death of the office joke

    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas View Post
    This is more labour party communist rubbish that has gone too far. What companies would want to open a business here with such an avalanche of unneccesary legislation which they have to deal with? With Equality,diversity and health and safety the labour party put a stranglehold on this country and anyone who opposed was immiediately cast off as racist, xenophobic or a little englander. Thank god we got rid of that Labour shower only to be replaced by another Condem shower who will do nothing in reality to oppose it other than let off more hot air.
    I share your sentiments about Labour burdening industry with totally unnecessary legislation to make us uneconomic. I believe the Coalition is already changing that.

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    Re: Death of the office joke

    Quote Originally Posted by soloman View Post
    I share your sentiments about Labour burdening industry with totally unnecessary legislation to make us uneconomic. I believe the Coalition is already changing that.
    So did I until I saw them let this through, I was very surprised. Perhaps it was the liberal influence?
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