Case study: Is belief in Scottish independence protected by law?
AN employment tribunal has ruled that having belief in Scottish independence is now a protected philosophical belief under equality law in a landmark discrimination case.
Ask the expert: Practice merger
Q. Due to recent issues trying to recruit new GPs, the partners of my practice have been in discussion with another local practice about the possibility of taking them over and pooling resources. I believe that the two nurses and three receptionists who would move to our practice currently have more generous terms with regard to salaries, sick pay and holidays. Would we be obliged to increase our current staff’s benefits to match their new colleagues? I’m not sure our practice can afford to do so.
GDC registration mandatory for all dental nurses
REGISTRATION with the General Dental Council (GDC) is mandatory for all groups of dental care professionals (DCPs), including dental nurses.
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THE Employment Law team at MDDUS have a range of useful documentation available.
Acas launches new guidance to tackle discrimination at work
ACAS has published new guidance Religion or belief discrimination aimed at preventing discrimination at work.
More needs to be done to tackle sexual harassment in the workplace
A REPORT has been published by the House of Commons Women and Equalities Committee (WEC) calling on the government to take action in relation to sexual harassment in the workplace.
Ask the expert: Is my practice ready for GDPR?
What measures does my practice need to take ahead of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) coming into effect?
THE following changes (per hour) to the national minimum wage take place from April 1:
Childcare voucher changes delayed
PLANS to scrap an employer-backed childcare voucher scheme for new applicants have been delayed by six months following a House of Commons debate.
Case study: Using past conduct to dismiss an employee
PAST conduct can be taken into account when deciding to dismiss an employee, even if disciplinary action was not taken at that time. However, the case of NHS 24 v Pillar highlights the importance of following the correct procedures during any investigation into an incident.