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prisoners in jail for crimminal acts

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Hi all what l was trying to put across in this topic is that the media and brussells legislation has given prisoners there rights and is more publicised view points.

Carers who are fulltime and unpaid are continually told you have rights but when it comes to marrying them with dwp social security legislation ie benefits apparently in the legislation there is a legitamised opt out to give us carers and your caree the protection we are supposed to have.

Does this new Equality Act on the 1 st October 2010 really gives us our rights as fulltime unpaid carers looking after our loved ones and the so called discrimmination protection we need.

Or is it just another piece of useless paper just for the sake of to try an sort of appease all of us 7 000 000 and counting fulltime unpaid carers.

kenneth2nowfife
Rights are always important, whether or not anyone is ever taken to Court to enforce them, because they influence behaviour. I think it unlikely there will be a flurry of cases coming to Court, but I think employers will have to think very carefully in future before firing employees who have caring responsibilities.
And in very many cases, employers settle with a substantial award prior to an Industrial Tribunal to save being embarrassed by bad publicity and facing extra costs, in which case we will never get to hear about it.