Three months ago the Supreme Court ruled that the Employment Tribunal fee regime was unlawful and therefore must be withdrawn.
Since then we have been waiting for the Government to confirm its plans to reimburse those who paid the unlawful fee.
Finally, on 20th October 2017 the Government confirmed its plans to roll out a reimburse scheme. This is a staged process; the first 4...Read More
London, 8th February 2018 – A half day FREE workshop
Julia Furley and Laura Pearce and , two of JFH Law’s specialists in contract law, will deliver the workshop How to protect your business interests, in association with Building Legacies. This talk will take place on the 8th of February at Canary Wharf Group Plc, 1 Canada Square, London E14 5AB.
Every business knows that it can take years to...Read More
Sex discrimination at the police school?
In the recent case of Ypourgos Ethnikis Pedias kai Thriskevmaton v. Kalliri, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held that the requirement for candidates for the Greek police academy to be at least 1.70 meters tall amounted to indirect sex discrimination which could not be objectively justified.
The ECJ is the EU’s highest legal authority, tasked with...Read More
Section 13 of the Equality Act 2010 (EqA) says that “A person (A) discriminates against another (B) if, because of a protected characteristic, A treats B less favourably than A treats or would treat others.”
But what is a protected characteristic? Age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity...Read More
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 56
The BDA’s Evidence to the Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration for 2017/18 found that 51% of the dental profession would not recommend a career in dentistry. The same report found that both practice owners and associates considered their morale to be ‘low’ or ‘very low’ at 29 per cent and 32 per cent respectively.
In response the BDA...Read More
DENTAL BULLETIN, ISSUE 55
The case of Kirschner v General Dental Council EWHC 1377 (Admin) considered the appropriate test for dishonesty in professional regulatory matters.
Ms Kirschner was a Polish qualified dentist. She came to the UK from Poland in 2005 and worked as a GDP. Between 2010 and 2012 she was subject to a PCT review as concerns were raised regarding her performance under an...Read More