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HR Alert - Unfair dismissal rule change
EMPLOYEES will have to wait longer to bring a claim for unfair dismissal under major new laws that come into effect in April.
How to deal with Olympic fever
It is only a few months until our television screens will be ablaze with one of the biggest events of the sporting calendar – the Olympic and Paralympic Games. With all the excitement looming, there will be staff issues to consider for practices whose employees are looking for time off during the event.
Employment law changes for the year ahead
We’ve already looked at the increase in the required qualifying period for an unfair dismissal as well as changes to the employment tribunal procedure, but here are some other employment law changes in the pipeline:
Ask the expert: Social networking sites
We have been receiving a large number of calls on the employment law advice line regarding the use of social networking sites, such as Facebook, twitter and MySpace.
Case study - Sex and race discrimination
BACKGROUND: A doctor who was dismissed from her position at a hospital in the north of England has been awarded £4.5 million after winning a tribunal claim for unfair dismissal, sex and race discrimination.
The maximum amount of a week’s pay for calculating redundancy pay has increased to £430 and the limit on the level of a guaranteed payment increases to £23.50 per day.
Patient complaints top concern for doctors
Patient complaints were the big issue for doctors who contacted MDDUS for advice in 2011.