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See You In Liverpool!

Registered European Lawyer. Gianluigi Cassandra, is pleased to announce the launch of Italian legal services within the Liverpool and Merseyside area. Gianluigi will be delighted to meet with clients on Tuesdays at Three Graces Legal in The Cotton Exchange, 411-412 Old Hall Street, Liverpool.

See you in the city of the Beatles!

 

 

 

CYBER CRIMINALS' CURRENT CRIMES

Cyber criminals current crimes

According to the Irish Garda National Cyber Crime Bureau, there has been a recent increase of cyber crime involving criminals utilising social media to hack user data. They are doing so by checking when a customer contacts their banks and then posing as the bank in order to obtain their data.

Detective Superintendent, Michael Gubbins stated the cyber criminals utilising social engineering to hack data is “at the very top” of potential threats. He also discussed how these threats are becoming harder to detect, due to the increase in what is known as “fileless” malware, which is not stored within the hard drive but in RAM, a temporary storage space, and therefore harder to track.

He also discussed how crypto-currency such as Bitcoin has enabled a new wave of cybercrime, as criminals target users in order to obtain their digital currency.

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HOW THE GENDER RECOGNITION ACT CRIMINALISES STAFF

Gender Recognition Act Criminalises staffFollowing the closure of the Gender Recognition Act consultation, many people have voiced their opinions regarding the need to reform the act, due to a variety of problematic issues.

The Employment Lawyers Association (ELA) have discussed the negative implications of the Gender Recognition 2004 act and have called for a repeal of section 22 of the act, which they believe inadvertently criminalises innocent members of staff, especially HR employees who assist trans job seekers.

Section 22 of the Gender Recognition Act 2004 states:

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LLOYDS BANK FACE UNEQUAL PAY FINES UP TO £150M

Lloyds bank face fines up to £150m

Lloyds Banking Group is set to face up to £150 million after the high court rule for equality on pension schemes for both female and male employees.

The ruling comes after three of Lloyds’ female employees filed a claim against the banking group, in regard to their pension rates and the difference between their pension schemes and that of their male colleagues.

The case consisted of a dispute regarding employees who were entitled to a guaranteed minimum pension (GMP), which allows the employer and their staff to pay less in national insurance costs.

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FSB URGES SMALL FIRMS TO DESTIGMATISE MENTAL HEALTH AT WORK

Mental health in the workplace

The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) have insisted that small business owners step up and lead the discussion on mental health, in order to destigmatise it in the workplace. 

Current statistics show that one in four people within the UK have experienced mental health problems, and according to the Government’s 2017 Thriving in work report, over 300,000 people in the UK lost their jobs due to long-term mental health issues.

FSB has recently conducted research, which revealed that more than one in five cases reported to FSB care - the health and medical service for FSB members - involved mental health issues.

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