DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 41
Some Other Substantial Reason for dismissal (or SOSR dismissal) is not a type of dismissal that is utilised that often. However, it is a tool you can use as an employer if you need to make substantial changes in your business and need to dismiss employees, but one of the other potentially fair reasons does not apply.
First and...Read More
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 40
Every practice will evolve over time and staffing needs will change. When your practice is running smoothly, you will have little to worry about, but, there will always be concerns for what the future may hold. Having in place the tools and knowhow to deal with staff changes will give you at least some piece of mind that you can deal with any situation...Read More
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 39
Dr High appeared before the PCC on the 23rdJanuary. The charges allege that, whilst employed as a Senior Lecturer at a School of Dentistry, on one or more occasions between the 1stJanuary 2013 and the 12th March 2015, he engaged in sexual activity in his office; and that this conduct was inappropriate and/or unprofessional. Secondly, it was alleged that...Read More
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 38
When deciding whether or not to pursue or defend a claim, determining how you will fund your case will be one of the biggest factors to take into account. Knowing what options are available will make you better informed and can help you with this difficult decision.
You may choose to pay privately for the legal costs. However, this...Read More
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 37
It all began on 14th December 2016, when John Howey, Partner at JFH Law, announced he had broken a J mug washing up. ‘The handle just came off when I was washing out the inside’ he confirmed. At first we all laughed and there was some light hearted banter about Mr Howey not knowing his own strength; but things then took a turn for the worst.
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 36
On 23rd November Chancellor Philip Hammond delivered his Autumn Statement 2016 in which he announced that this would be the last Autumn Statement, with a move next year to a Spring Statement and Autumn Budget. The idea is to provide more stability for businesses and individuals in respect of changes to taxation, so that they only occur once a year.
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 35
The Professional Standards Authority (PSA) oversees the nine health and care professional regulatory organisations in the UK. Every year they undertake a review of their key statutory functions against the following four standards:
Setting and promoting guidance and standards for the profession
Setting standards for and quality assuring the provision of...Read More
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 34
On 28th October 2016 the London Central Employment Tribunal sent out its long awaited judgment in the case of Aslam & ors v (1) Uber BV (2) Uber London Limited and (3) Uber Britannia Limited. The Tribunal held that Uber drivers should be considered workers, as opposed to self-employed contractors.
Uber has already confirmed its intentions to appeal...Read More
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 33
Correctly categorising staff members can avoid HMRC fines
Do you employ associates and hygienists? Are they treated as self-employed or employees? Ensuring that you have correctly categorised your staff for tax purposes is extremely important. If you get this wrong you will be liable to pay PAYE contributions, interest due on payments and even HMRC...Read More
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 32
Anyone who provides a service to the public has a duty to make reasonable adjustments. This encompasses dentists and dental practices. If you fail to comply with this duty the patient with the disability can issue a claim against you in the County Court for discrimination and seek to recover damages, which can include an award for injured feelings. As...Read More