The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held in the recent case of Gray v Mulberry that where an employee is the only person to hold a philosophical belief and cannot establish a group disadvantage, a claim for indirect discrimination cannot succeed.
The Court of Appeal addressed the issue of a successful appeal against a dismissal reviving the employment contract in the recent case of Patel v Folkestone Nursing Home Ltd, and whether it means that the employee cannot consider himself dismissed.
Many healthcare practices are facing challenges around recruitment and retention. In particular, we are seeing an increase in the number of experienced GPs retiring early leading to an increase in recruiting less experienced salaried GPs.
Following reports that the NHS and GP practices are struggling to attract and retain doctors from the European Economic Area (EEA), GP practices are increasingly looking further afield to try to fill vacancies.
With Mental Health Awareness Week just behind us, mental health in the workplace has been brought back into the spotlight. But when it comes to mental health conditions, its often not evident that a person is unwell.
Whether deliberately or accidentally, if an employer fails to increase pay to comply with the new national minimum and living wages in force from April, they risk a significant penalty and being "named and shamed".