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HR Alert: Reducing risk of pregnancy discrimination
PRACTICES are reminded of the importance of having detailed policies in place to support new and expectant mums at work.
Ask the expert: Can a practice employee also be a patient?
Q. A prospective employee is registered as a patient at our practice. Should we ask her to register at another practice as a condition of the job offer or does she have the right to be both a patient and a member of the practice staff?
Calls to employment law team continue to rise
FIGURES from the latest MDDUS annual report reveal yet another busy year for the employment law team.
Case study: The perils of ignoring contract terms
A MANAGER at a car dealership was awarded more than £70,000 after winning a claim for constructive dismissal. This case highlights the importance of following the terms of an employee’s contract - even if it was written half a century ago.
Capsticks to provide discounted legal advice on practice business matters
MDDUS has announced a new partnership with law firm Capsticks that enables GP and practice manager members in England and Wales to access a free 20-minute legal consultation and ongoing discount rates on non-indemnity issues.
Did you know?
THE Employment Law team at MDDUS have a range of useful documentation available.
HR Alert: New national living wage
MILLIONS of workers across the country will receive an increase in pay as the new national living wage comes into force from the beginning of April.
THE government has announced that the statutory rates for family friendly leave and statutory sick pay (SSP) will remain unchanged in 2016:
Top employment law issues
FROM social media to changing contracts, here are the most common employment law issues facing practices today.
New Acas guide to prevent disablilty discrimination at work
ACAS have published new guidance to help employers and managers identify, tackle and prevent disability discrimination in the workplace.