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Uber are being challenged over compensation payments for historic work, as the taxi app faces a new legal battle over how it pays drivers.
In a court filing in the United States this month, three law firms are representing a "large cohorts of drivers" who are opposing pay-outs offered by Uber for holiday pay and minimum wage thresholds.
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A court heard that a 93-year-old dementia patient was put into a bath of scalding hot water that subsequently killed her. As a result a healthcare firm has pleaded guilty to corporate manslaughter.


Frances Norris had been sat in a bath of boiling-hot water at Birdsgrove Nursing Home, owned by Aster Healthcare, by two carers including 48-year-old Noel Maida.

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FACEBOOK has been accused of breaching equality laws after its ad-targeting technology was found to favour men with job adverts for male-dominated roles such as mechanics and pilots.

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A driver who advertised her car online was sent £20,000 of fines after her number plates were cloned.
Claire Herron, from Hartlepool, advertised her Mercedes for sale on Gumtree. She reported the fact that her number plate had been cloned to the authorities, but because she did not suffer financial loss and her identity was not used to steal, it was not deemed a crime.  Ms Herron received notifications that motoring offences across almost every London borough were recorded against her, and was hit with fines, congestion charge demands, the threat of arrest warrants, and even the arrival of bailiffs demanding money.
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A paramedic has avoided being struck off despite calling a colleague a "fat porker" and trying to buy her bigger trousers.

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