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  • Date:
    30 May 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    Walton Centre for Neurology & Neuro Surgery NHS Trust v Bewley

    The Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has held that a previous EAT decision that a woman claiming equal pay could rely on her successor in the post as a comparator is incorrect.

  • Date:
    8 May 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    R (on the application of Bapio Action Ltd and another) v Secretary of State for the Home Department and another

    The House of Lords has held that it was unlawful for the Department of Health to issue guidance to NHS employers that doctors from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) should be appointed to training posts only if there were no suitable candidates from within the EEA to fill them.

  • Date:
    6 May 2008
    Type:
    Law reports

    Case of the week: No service provision change under TUPE

    This week's case of the week, provided by Addleshaw Goddard, covers TUPE transfers.

  • Date:
    16 April 2007
    Type:
    Law reports

    Heatherwood & Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Trust v Kulubowila and others

    In Heatherwood & Wexham Park Hospitals NHS Trust v Kulubowila and others EAT/0633/06, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) has overturned an employment tribunal decision implying a contract of employment between an agency worker and an end user.

  • Date:
    19 May 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Trust v Abbott and others

    In Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Trust v Abbott and others [2006] IRLR 546 CA, the Court of Appeal in an equal pay case has held that, in choosing a group of employees to act as comparators in a claim of indirect sex discrimination, the whole advantaged group should be chosen where possible and a section of the advantaged group should not be arbitrarily excluded.

  • Date:
    10 February 2006
    Type:
    Law reports

    Abbott and others v Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Trust

    In Abbott and others v Cheshire and Wirral Partnership NHS Trust [2006] All ER (D) 140 (Jan) EAT, the Employment Appeal Tribunal has held that an employment tribunal in an equal pay claim failed to consider the balance between the discriminatory effect of not paying bonuses to a group of employees and the objective justification for that decision.

  • Date:
    30 November 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    Gryf-Lowczowski v Hinchingbrooke Healthcare NHS Trust

    In Gryf-Lowczowski v Hinchingbrooke Healthcare NHS Trust [2006] IRLR 100 HC, the High Court has held that a surgeon's contract of employment was not terminated by operation of the doctrine of frustration.

  • Date:
    1 November 2005
    Type:
    Law reports

    Getting tough on the awkward squad

    Difficult staff who may be good at their jobs but make their colleagues' lives a misery because of the way they work may have to tread more carefully following a recent Court of Appeal decision in an unfair dismissal case. By Michael Ball, employment partner at law firm Halliwells.

  • Date:
    31 December 2003
    Type:
    Law reports

    Holladay v East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust

    In Holladay v East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust [2003] All ER (D) 347 (Nov) CA, the Court of Appeal held that an employer's breach of duty had caused the arrest of an employee and that it was foreseeable that the employee might suffer some psychiatric injury as a result.

  • Date:
    5 September 2003
    Type:
    Law reports

    Professional misconduct: Dishonest doctor struck off Medical Register

    In Patel v General Medical Council, the Privy Council holds that the Professional Conduct Committee was correct to direct that a doctor, who had been convicted on eight counts of dishonestly furnishing false information contrary to the Theft Act 1968, should have his name erased from the Medical Register.