The Employment Tribunal (ET) has found that an NHS trust's (the Trust) dismissal of a healthcare assistant after he attended work smelling of alcohol and subsequently refused to attend a follow-up Occupational Health (OH) appointment was unfair.
The government has announced that it is delaying plans to introduce legislation that would have seen the expansion of hub-and-spoke pharmacy dispensing, following pressure from retail pharmacy representatives that questioned the evidence behind the move.
The Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has published guidance for employers on zero hours contracts. The government has also published draft Regulations aimed at enforcing the ban on exclusivity.
Under UK law, where an employer proposes to dismiss as redundant 20 or more employees at one establishment within a period of 90 days or less, they are obliged to inform and collectively consult with affected staff.