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The proposition (in the eponymously titled book) that "fat is a feminist issue" apparently caused much debate, initially in the late 1970s and early 1980s, when its author, Susie Orbach, suggested (among other things) that women were fat (and what follows is a simplistic paraphrasing of her work) because of an unconscious desire to be fat in order to protect themselves against the oppression of being expected to be as thin as the supermodels of the day and to conform...

Often a small employer faces the dilemma that having investigated an issue of misconduct and carried out a disciplinary hearing, there is no senior manager who was not previously involved in the case available to deal with any appeal. The employer will be concerned that a dismissal will be unfair if it cannot provide an independent appeal process. Equally, the employer is loath to lose control of the process and have someone outside the organisation hear the appeal when they...

Once again, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has managed to issue a judgment that many people think fails to reflect the reality of managing workers in the real world. The judgment deals with who an employer must permit a worker to bring as a companion to a formal disciplinary or grievance hearing. The Employment Rights Act 1999 provides that a worker may ask to bring: a colleague a trade union representative, or a trade union official to such a hearing; and sets out what that companion can...