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Legal fight faces Pru

A host of Scottish Amicable account managers are taking legal action against Prudential after it shut IFA support centres and forced them to work from home.

Many of the managers have resigned and filed legal challenges over changes to their roles. Pru is alleged to have failed to offer them premises, leaving their homes subject to health and safety checks.

An account manager was faced with breaking his tenancy agreement, which banned him from working from home or quitting his job, say industry sources. They claim that ScotAm is facing serious service problems.

A Pru spokeswoman says: “We are not aware of any legal action. As far as we are concerned, the homeworking is going well.”

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In Focus — May 2015: private medical insurance market in Germany

Welcome to the latest edition of In Focus. In this issue, Jelf examines the private medical insurance market for employers with expatriate workforces in Germany. This includes the common challenges faced in sourcing appropriate coverage, along with a selection of available solutions. This will be of particular interest to HR/reward decision makers with employees based in Germany. It will assess the cultural norms, risks and backdrop that are relevant to organisations with expatriate staff in this location.

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