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The Daily Mail reports: “the Coalition will argue that unfair dismissal and compensation claims are increasingly being exploited by disgruntled staff and their lawyers.” The article notes that “The greatest increase in claims has come under EU legislation. Numbers of cases involving the European Working Time Directive - which limits the working week to 48 hours - almost quadrupled last year from 24,000 to 95,200. Numbers of race discrimination claims have gone up by nearly 40 per cent in two years to reach 5,700 last year.”

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