Another case has come through the courts relating to inappropriate Facebook usage by an employee. As you may recall we reported on the rise of dismissal cases relating to employees' use of Facebook and other social media a few months ago.
Joanna Smart takes a look at some key employment law developments which took place in April, most notably the fact that the anticipated decision of the Supreme Court in Seldon v Clarkson Wright and Jakes was published on 25 April.
In the case of Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust v Bagley, the EAT has confirmed the position in regards to what constitutes a reasonable adjustment and also provided welcome clarification on when aggravated damages should become payable and what amounts to correct sums where these damages, and others, are concerned.
This Update contains brief details of recent Government publications, legislation, cases and other developments relevant to those involved in health and social care work, which have been published in the last month.
Explores the structure, governance regime and the model constitution framework for the new Clinical Commissioning Groups. This article also considers the relationship between CCGs and GPs.
This article explores the introduction of CCGs, their duties and responsibilities and how these will impact on commissioning health services.
Considers the amendments to the legislative provisions which must be contained in all Foundation Trust Constitutions and the impact on governance.
In this article we explore Monitor's roles in investigating anti-competitive behaviour, the remedies that it can impose and its responsibility for setting the national pricing tariff. This article also examines what happens in the event of insolvency of providers of NHS services.
In this issue we consider: collective redundancies; key changes resultant from amendments to the Employment Tribunal Regulations; review the Government's decision to increase the national minimum wage and; include a case regarding justified age discrimination.
With financial pressures still dominating the news headlines and organisations having to make substantial savings, redundancies remain a real possibility for many employers. It is more important than ever for employers to implement a fair redundancy process to avoid unfair dismissal claims, and part of that is identifying an appropriate redundancy pool. Mike Smith looks at two EAT cases for guidance to employers.