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(l-r) Sean Jones, QC; Marion Scovell, Prospect head of legal; Amy Rogers, counsel; Emma Hawksworth, solicitor at Slater & Gordon; Mohammad Naeem
The Supreme Court made a landmark ruling protecting employees against pay discrimination based on race or religious grounds.

The Ministry of Justice has issued final details of the 2016 pay award proposals. On-going pay restraint and an overall paybill cap of 1% as set out by the Cabinet Office guidance, mean issues like a decent consolidated increase for all cannot be addressed.

Scales of justice
Pattinson & Brewer, Prospect's solicitors, outline why the new sentencing guidelines for health and safety infringements offer some hope that the playing field may being levelled after years of health and safety laws being diluted and ridiculed as 'red tape' 

Five Prospect members, working as teachers in the prison service, have succeeded in their legal bid to be recognised as employees with full statutory rights.

For some time now Prospect has been engaged in negotiations with NOMS over the pay and terms and conditions of Sessional Chaplains.

Labour slams FSS closure
28 February 2012