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  • EAT rules that defamation complaint can form basis of whistleblowing claim

    Date:
    30 January 2019
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Ibrahim v HCA International Ltd, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that the worker's complaint that false rumours had been spread about him is an allegation of defamation and a disclosure of information that tends to show a breach of a legal obligation under the whistleblowing provisions.

  • Quarterly NHS vacancy levels surpass 90,000

    Date:
    24 January 2019
    Type:
    News

    NHS vacancies are running at more than 90,000 per quarter, newly released statistics reveal.

  • Staff shortages could swallow up extra NHS funding

    Date:
    22 January 2019
    Type:
    News

    Even with the extra funding announced in the health service's Long Term Plan, NHS trusts are unlikely to meet performance targets because of difficulties recruiting staff.

  • Date:
    22 January 2019
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    With the Court of Appeal due to hear the appeal against the High Court decision in Agoreyo that the suspension of a teacher was a repudiatory breach of contract, consultant editor Darren Newman looks at the issue of suspension when it relates to safeguarding concerns.

  • Date:
    15 January 2019
    Type:
    Legal guidance

    This article looks at the framework providing protection to staff transferring out of and between local authorities, in addition to that provided by TUPE.

  • Brexit 'takes bite' out of City banking vacancies

    Date:
    13 December 2018
    Type:
    News

    The number of City vacancies has plummeted by almost 40%, with the financial services sector still stuck in limbo over how to adapt ahead of Brexit.

  • Staff bullied at investigated NHS Trust

    Date:
    29 November 2018
    Type:
    News

    Staff at a Shropshire hospital trust being investigated over a high number of baby deaths have reported a culture of bullying and harassment, a report has revealed.

  • Scrap net migration target, say London businesses

    Date:
    29 November 2018
    Type:
    News

    Business campaigners have called for a radical shake-up to rules governing the immigration of workers at all skill levels.

  • Health sector discusses Brexit risk to the NHS

    Date:
    29 November 2018
    Type:
    News

    While Theresa May was yesterday making her statement to the House of Commons chamber on the Brexit withdrawal agreement, health sector representatives were hearing a message of sobering potency in a neighbouring side room.

  • Disability discrimination: Dismissal of shoplifting employee with tendency to steal

    Date:
    29 November 2018
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Wood v Durham County Council, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) held that the employee's tendency to steal was a manifestation of his disability and an excluded condition under the Equality Act 2010 (Disability) Regulations 2010.

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